30 Dec 2021

Omicron: New NHS Nightingale hubs to be set up in England

News Correspondent

The health secretary has warned that the supply of Covid tests will be “constrained” for two weeks as people scramble to get hold of home testing kits and PCR appointments – although Wales has now promised to lend England 4 million kits to help meet demand.

NHS England is setting up a series of emergency Nightingale hubs in case there’s a wave of Omicron admissions, although whether there’s enough staff to run them is another matter.