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Hospital worker in HIV scare

PUBLISHED: 17:32 27 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:12 11 August 2010

DOZENS of patients from the area are facing an agonising wait for HIV test results after they came into contact with an infected worker at Queen s Hospital, Romford. Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust have sent letters to 48 people urging them to c

DOZENS of patients from the area are facing an agonising wait for HIV test results after they came into contact with an infected worker at Queen's Hospital, Romford.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust have sent letters to 48 people urging them to come in for blood tests.

Health bosses believe they were treated by an employee who later tested positive for the deadly virus.

One Barking and Dagenham woman who received a letter told the POST: "I feel absolutely sickened and shattered."

The worker, who has not been named, is receiving medical treatment and has been moved to another job where they are not placing patients at risk.

Elsewhere in Essex more than 200 new mums who gave birth at Basildon and Southend Hospitals have been told to come in for blood tests.

The women all received identical letters telling them they had been treated by an HIV positive healthcare worker.

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