Covid-19: Community Hospitals

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 5th May 2020.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Let me start by putting on the record my thanks to our amazing NHS and social care workforce at this time. As my hon. and gallant Friend is aware, the Government are committed to growing and supporting the NHS workforce to ensure that it continues to provide world-class health and care. We have set out our pledge that we will deliver 50,000 more nurses in our NHS by 2025 through multiple workstreams, including retention and recruitment. Many of those nurses will operate in community hospitals, enabling them to continue providing that world-class care and support.