20 Mar 2020

London hospital declares critical incident over surge in coronavirus patients

Health and Social Care Correspondent

The NHS, already under pressure, faces an unprecedented situation. 

 

The NHS, already under pressure, faces an unprecedented situation.

Northwick Park hospital in London declared a “critical incident” due to a surge in the number of coronavirus patients last night, prompting concerns across the country about hospitals’ ability to cope in the days and weeks ahead. Later that status was reduced.

Our Health and Social Care Correspondent, Victoria Macdonald, was given access to a hospital in southwest London today that has recently taken in their first coronavirus patients and are getting ready for more.