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Armed forces loaned to NHS ambulance services for support

by LLB Reporter
13th Apr 20 10:11 am

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) have said they have loaned 200 members from the armed forces to provide support to NHS ambulance services.

Military personnel from all three services are to support five ambulance trusts across the country.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said, “Our armed forces always step forward at the appearance of threats to the country and its people.

“Across the United Kingdom, soldiers, sailors, airmen and women have got the backs of our NHS colleagues as they confront coronavirus.”

Professor Yvonne Doyle, the Medical Director at Public Health England warned on Sunday’s Downing Street press briefing that the coronavirus peak has not yet hit.

She warned that fears are growing as there have been an increase of coronavirus cases in some parts of the England, which could become new epicentres.

She said that North West Yorkshire and the North East have seen a spike in infected people being treated in hospitals for coronavirus.

However, she said that cases in London are now starting to stabilise, as Professor Doyle said, “on the next slide, we can see people in hospital beds with Covid-19.”

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