The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust can confirm that a patient is being treated for Ebola at the high level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital.
The Royal Free London can confirm that it is expecting to receive a UK military healthcare worker who has tested positive for the Ebola virus.
The patient will be treated in the high level isolation unit (HLIU) at the Royal Free Hospital.
Two further healthcare workers returning from Sierra Leone will also be assessed at the Royal Free Hospital. Neither of these individuals has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus and neither is displaying symptoms of the disease.
11 March 2015
The Royal Free London can confirm it is working with Public Health England to provide clinical assessment of a military healthcare worker who has tested positive for the Ebola virus.
Notes to editors
Any further updates will be available via PA and on our website.
We will not be facilitating any filming or request for interviews with our patient or with staff working in the HLIU.
About the high level isolation unit
The Royal Free Hospital has the UK’s only high level isolation unit, used for the treatment of infectious diseases. Find out more about the high level isolation unit.
About the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Free began as a pioneering organisation and continues to play a leading role in the care of patients. Our mission is to provide world class expertise and local care. In the 21st century, the Royal Free London continues to lead improvements in healthcare.
The Royal Free London attracts patients from across the country and beyond to its specialist services in liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation, haemophilia, renal, HIV, infectious diseases, plastic surgery, immunology, vascular surgery, cardiology, amyloidosis and scleroderma and we are a member of the academic health science partnership UCLPartners.
In July 2014 Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital became part of the Royal Free London.