Strategic use of the Nightingale new, and currently underused, hospitals.

It’s simple. The answer lies in reversing the intended role of the Nightingale hospitals:

Move ALL the bed blockers and those not in need of specialised medical attention from all the local hospitals to the Nightingale hospitals and call these “Recovery and Recouperation Units” serviced by volunteers and low level medical support people. Minor A & E treatments could also be dealt with there.

The vacant hospital wards could then be fitted out with Covid treatment facilities, including those taken from the Nightingael units. More hospital staff would be avialble to treat the Covid patients.

Arrangements will go back to normal once the epidemic is firmly under control and we have all been vaccinated. Also, we would have a model for future outbreaks.

 

 

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