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NHS sends Covid patients to HOTELS in desperate attempt to free up beds

Added 01-13-21 04:36:03am EST - “Patients are already being moved from King's College hospital, London, to a Best Western-branded hotel in nearby Croydon, it has been reported. There is no suggestion it is the hotel pictured on the left.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “NHS sends Covid patients to HOTELS in attempt to free up beds”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The NHS is sending Covid patients to hotels in a desperate attempt to boost capacity on intensive care wards, it has been suggested. 

Patients suffering from the virus are already being transferred from King's College hospital, London, to a nearby Best Western-branded hotel in Croydon, reports The Guardian. 

And other trusts are also considering transferring patients - under the plans dubbed 'home and hotel' - after exhausting critical care capacity and facing barriers to utilising the Nightingales. 

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock today admitted Number10 was looking at 'all options' to ease mounting pressure on the health service.

'There are huge pressures on the NHS and we are looking to all different ways that we can relieve those pressures,' he told Sky News.

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