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Hospitals: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 65893, tabled on 29 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to isolate covid-19 wards from other parts of a general hospital.

Answered on

16 July 2020

On 19 May, the Government published best practice guidance on reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in hospital settings. This included guidance on patient placement, flow through the hospital, and inpatient settings. The guidance is publicly available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/reducing-the-risk-of-transmission-of-covid-19-in-the-hospital-setting