As coronavirus cases continue to soar in certain parts across the nation, the trust running Northwick Park Hospital appears to be less affected.

Northwick Park Hospital was one of the worst hit hospitals in England during the early stages of the pandemic – so much so that it became the first hospital in the UK to declare a critical incident (March 20) due to a surge of coronavirus patients.

With cases steadily rising across the UK, a survey by the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) found that three-quarters of medics in urgent and acute care believe hospitals are not prepared to cope over the next six months.

There are fears that during the winter season, hospitals could be overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients, seasonal flu patients and the general winter admission surge.

But NHS England data shows that while hospital admissions are alarmingly rising across the country, Northwick Park Hospital is being less hit – at least for the current time.

So here is a breakdown of the NHS data on how badly hit the London North West University Healthcare (LNWH) NHS Trust was during the initial wave of the pandemic – and the somewhat promising numbers happening now.

The first Covid-19 patient to be admitted at the hospital was on March 4, and the number of patients rose sharply after.

Some NHS workers confronted the Harrow Times about how unprepared they – alongside other hospitals – were, and the shortages and mishandling of PPE.

Current NHS England data only dates back to March 21, and it shows 126 beds at the trust were occupied by Covid-19 patients.

This is a day after the trust declared the critical incident, as Northwick Park Hospital reached the maximum capacity of beds and patients who needed critical care had to be transferred to neighbouring hospitals.

The critical incident lasted for 24 hours before it was stood down as the hospital made space for more patients.

By March 31, the total beds occupied by Covid-19 patients shot up to 406, and then to 456 on April 1. Nearly half of patients in hospital beds at this point were Covid-19 patients, as the total beds occupied on April 2 were 897 beds.

But the trust quickly restructured how its hospitals worked to accommodate for the pandemic and assure patients – both coronavirus related and others – were treated with the best service as possible.

On average April saw were 313 Covid-19 patients in the trust’s hospital beds, with 727 beds occupied in total.

The number of Covid-19 patients at the hospital decreased to an average of 99 in May, 26 by June, 10 by July, six by August and has jumped back to 12 in September. But hospital beds occupied in general (including non-coronavirus patients) have increased since July.

Currently, the monthly NHS England data goes up to October 1 and shows 23 beds were occupied by Covid-19 patients, and admissions are relatively low compared to other NHS trusts.

In fact, in comparison, the trust is ranked 30th highest with all trusts facing increased Covid-19 beds occupied on October 1.

Whereas the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust saw 60 Covid-19 admissions on October 6 - which is significantly higher than admissions at the LNWH.

But the latest update from NHS England shows there have been two Covid-19 deaths at the trust this month, with one being on October 11 and one on October 13.

Chris Bown, CEO of LNWH trust, previously said: “The staff response to the pandemic has been extraordinary with both clinical and non-clinical teams working tirelessly over a period of several months.

“This was something none of us had faced before and it was fantastic to see everybody come together to meet this challenge. We always speak of the NHS as a family and that spirit is what got us through, despite numerous challenges and pressures.

“This appreciation has been recognised within the trust and by the media but staff have remained remarkably modest.”