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Intensive Care: Ventilators

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL2711, tabled on 17 March 2020

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.

Answered on

7 April 2020

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.