Military Aid: Coronavirus

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel are currently assisting local hospitals in their response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There are currently 50 Armed Forces personnel deployed to three hospitals to provide direct support to their COVID-19 response. In addition to this there are a further circa 1,622 personnel from the Joint Hospital Group who are routinely embedded within NHS Trusts who may be delivering against COVID-19 related activities.

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