30 Mar 2020

UK ‌coronavirus crisis expected to deepen in next few weeks

Health and Social Care Editor

9,000 people have already been admitted to hospital in England since mid-March, and the Government’s scientific advisor warned the coronavirus pandemic is likely to deepen over the next few weeks.

Emergency field hospitals are being hastily created, like NHS Nightingale London which is due to open this week with up to 5,000 beds.

But there are still questions about staffing levels and equipment, like ventilators and protective gear, which front line medical staff desperately need.