Covid-19: Hospital Patient Referrals - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:07 pm on 28th June 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Greengross Baroness Greengross Crossbench 1:07 pm, 28th June 2021

What consideration have the Government made of utilising currently unused NHS land and buildings for care accommodation? This type of hospital accommodation, similar to that in Scandinavia and other parts of continental Europe, has been a better solution than discharging hospital patients into care homes and other residential accommodation, especially given the challenges of testing for Covid-19 in early 2020.