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London Nightingale hospital told to be ‘ready to admit patients’ as cases surge

by LLB staff reporter
31st Dec 20 1:49 pm

Coronavirus cases are soaring across the country and Nightingale hospitals in England are being “reactivated.”

Hospitals across England are almost at breaking point as cases have hit more than 103,000 over the last two days, and NHS doctors are days away from making the horrendous job over who lives, and who dies.

Hospitals across London are close to running out of intensive care beds and according to a leaked document earlier this week they are running over 100% capacity.

Nightingale hospitals across England including Manchester, Bristol, Sunderland, Harrogate, Exeter, Birmingham and London have been told to get “ready.”

The Nightingale hospital in London at the Excel has been told to ensure it is “reactivated and ready to admit patients.”

A spokesman for the NHS said, “In anticipation of pressures rising from the spread of the new variant infection, NHS London were asked to ensure the London Nightingale was reactivated and ready to admit patients as needed, and that process is under way.”

He added, “COVID inpatient numbers are rising sharply so the remaining Nightingales are being readied to admit patients once again should they be needed, in line with best clinical practice developed over the first and second waves of coronavirus.”

According to the Health Service Journal (HSJ), critical care is now running at more than 100% across the South East and London.

Intensive Care Units (ICU) were running at 113 and 114% respectively on Monday evening, and the East of England was also at 100% capacity.

A government medical advisor has said it is likely the whole of England will be plunged into a full national lockdown by the end of January.

Dr Mike Tildesley who is a member of a committee who advise The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), has warned that the government are likely to impose further restrictions.

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