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NHS to open two more new hospitals to fight coronavirus

Posted On: 28/03/2020

Two new NHS Nightingale Hospitals will open in Birmingham and Manchester to provide care to thousands more patients with coronavirus, chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced today. The hospital based at the NEC in Birmingham will start with up to 500 beds equipp... read the rest »

NHS support via text message for people with symptoms of Covid-19

Posted On: 28/03/2020

People staying at home suffering with suspected coronavirus symptoms will get regular check-ins from a new NHS messaging service launched today. Daily texts will be sent by the NHS to new patients who register their Covid-19 symptoms and contact details with the 111 onl... read the rest »

“We’re Staying Home!”: Top Sports Stars Team Up With NHS...

Posted On: 28/03/2020

Some of the country’s leading sports stars will be teaming up with the NHS this weekend to issue a rallying cry for fans to play their part in showing coronavirus the red card by staying at home. The nation’s top footballers, managers, cricket and basketba... read the rest »

Over 400,000 people join NHS army of volunteers in one day

Posted On: 26/03/2020

Over 400,000 people have already signed up to volunteer for the NHS to help in its fight against coronavirus. In just one day, the call to arms has seen a staggering 405,724 people sign up to help vulnerable people to stay safe and at home, exceeding the original target... read the rest »

‘Your NHS Needs You’ – NHS call for volunteer army

Posted On: 24/03/2020

The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home. The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shie... read the rest »

New NHS nightingale hospital to fight coronavirus

Posted On: 24/03/2020

A new hospital will open to provide support for thousands more patients with coronavirus, NHS England announced today. The NHS Nightingale Hospital, London, will be ready for use from next week. The hospital, based at the ExCeL conference centre in East London, will ini... read the rest »

Hospitals Get Ramped Up For Delivery Of Protective Kit To Staff Fighting Co...

Posted On: 23/03/2020

Millions more items of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline staff have been delivered to NHS services across the country in the last few days as part of the fight against coronavirus. Hospitals, ambulance trusts, GP practices, pharmacists, care homes and... read the rest »

NHS strikes major deal to expand hospital capacity to battle coronavirus

Posted On: 21/03/2020

More beds, ventilators and thousands of extra healthcare staff will be made urgently available from next week to aid the NHS fight against coronavirus, thanks to a major deal agreed between NHS England and the nation’s independent hospitals. Nearly 20,000 fully q... read the rest »

Former docs and nurses told “Your NHS Needs You” to tackle grea...

Posted On: 19/03/2020

More than 65,000 former nurses and doctors will today be told “the NHS needs you“, as a new recruitment drive gets underway to support the fight against coronavirus. England’s top nurse and top doctor have called on colleagues who have left the NHS in... read the rest »

NHS statement on coronavirus (Covid-19)

Posted On: 16/03/2020

A further 19 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 53. Patients were aged between 94 and 56 years old and had underlying health conditions. Their families have been info... read the rest »