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Coronavirus: Birmingham

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 134190, tabled on 6 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what rate of covid-19 infection will be used to justify the opening of the Birmingham Nightingale hospital.

Answered on

13 January 2021

The Nightingale hospital in Birmingham stands ready to provide support to local NHS services and accept patients if needed based on local clinical advice. The National Health Service has flexed hospital capacity throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so, including staffing Nightingale hospitals as needed.

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