Intensive Care: Medical Equipment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th April 2020.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to requisition medical ventilators from British cruise ships and make them available for use by the NHS to treat COVID-19.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Health Service currently has 8,175 ventilators and is working with British industry to produce 30,000 more in a matter of weeks. There are currently no plans to requisition ventilators from British cruise ships.

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