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Coronavirus: NHS declares ‘highest category’ level four incident

by LLB Reporter
3rd Mar 20 7:17 pm

NHS England has declared on Tuesday a level four incident which is the highest category level after it was confirmed today, that 51 cases of coronavirus was announced in UK by Matt Hancock.

A level four emergency is defined, when “pressure in the local health and social care system continues to escalate leaving organisations unable to deliver comprehensive care.”

“There is increased potential for patient care and safety to be compromised.”

A national management team and a coordination centre will now been set up after the level four category was announced.

NHS will now set up their own incident teams across all regions in the UK and all adults and children in intensive care with respiratory symptoms will now automatically be tested for the deadly virus.

Despite coronavirus being in the “containment phase” the health secretary, Matt Hancock said the NHS have been “preparing for a pandemic virus for over a decade,” and the “NHS are prepared.”

Boris Johnson said his government are preparing to encourage people to work from home and introduce an “emergency registration” of  recently retired health professionals, and call in the British Army if required.

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