UK may move some coronavirus patients into hotels as hospitals struggle with new strain

UK may move some coronavirus patients into hotels as hospitals struggle with new strain

England’s

health
care
system
may
move
patients
into

hotels
to
ease
pressure
on

hospitals
struggling
to
handle
rising

COVID-19
admissions.

SERIOUSLY
ILL
CORONAVIRUS
PATIENTS
IN
UK
TO
RECEIVE
RHEUMATOID
ARTHRITIS
DRUGS

Health
Secretary
Matt
Hancock

said
Wednesday
that
the
National
Health
Service
was
looking
at
various
ways
to
reduce
the
strain
on
hospitals,
including
moving
patients
to
hotels
when
appropriate.
Discussions
about
the
issue
were
first
reported
by

The
Guardian
newspaper.

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“We
would
only
ever
do
that
if
it
was
clinically
the
right
thing
for
somebody,”
Hancock
told
Sky
News.
“In
some
cases,
people
need
sit-down
care,
they
don’t
actually
need
to
be
in
a
hospital
bed.”

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Britain
already
has

Europe’s
deadliest
coronavirus
outbreak,
with
over
83,000
deaths,
and
the
number
of
hospital
beds
filled
by
COVID-19
patients
is
still
rising.
Hospitals
in
England
English
are
now
treating
55%
more
COVID-19
cases
than
during
the
first
peak
of
the
pandemic
in
April.

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