Covid-19: NHS Bed Capacity

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 12th January 2021.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Shadow Solicitor General

London has declared a state of emergency and the stark reality is that at this rate we will run out of beds for patients in the next couple of weeks. At least two NHS hospitals in the capital have already postponed urgent cancer surgery and figures show that treatment levels are failing to keep pace with demand. Will the Minister therefore commit to fully opening the London Nightingale hospital, secure the use of London’s private hospitals for cancer treatment, and invest in the number of beds in our NHS for the long term?