‘Isolation hospitals’ were ‘too difficult’ for the UK’s health service to achieve

Newly-released minutes of a Nervtag meeting on June 10 record that John Edmunds, professor of infectious disease modelling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, “raised concerns that Covid-19 patients are not being separated sufficiently, for example by cohorting within separate isolation hospitals.” Following the intervention by Prof Edmunds, a prominent attendee of […]

Hospitals told to clear beds for coronavirus spike in two weeks

The numbers of people in hospital remain low compared with the first peak of the virus, however.  Bolton, the coronavirus hotspot of England, has only two Covid-19 patients on hospital wards, according to the most recent NHS data. Across all 18...

NHS trust faces action over spread of virus in its hospitals

An NHS trust has become the subject of new measures over the high number of people contracting coronavirus in its hospitals. The Care Quality Commission has issued a section 31 order against the East Kent Hospitals trust, which means it will now be subjected to closer...