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Coronavirus: NHS workers offered free accommodation BBC News

In this unprecedented time it is vital that everyone does what they can to support the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As our contribution, companies across the Home Accommodation sector are opening our homes for NHS staff and frontline healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The accommodation will be provided for free with small contributions requested to help cover weekly cleaning, fresh linens & utilities.
If you are an NHS or healthcare professional who needs a place to stay in London - please fill in the "I need a home" form and we will do our best to find you the best possible place to stay.
If you are a property owner who has a whole home or potentially a block of flats available, we can prepare them and provide them to NHS staff with no management fee from us. Please get in touch using the "I can provide a property" form.
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stealth66603/04/2020 18:31

Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 …Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 quid every man woman and child in the UK, I say was because the government has just written that debt off!


If this feeble excuse for a government adequately funded the NHS there wouldnt have been a debt to write off
Why can't all NHS staff be given all the universities student accommodation which is now empty due to lock down (not just London but the full of UK)
toz03/04/2020 18:53

Apparently, this government has taken away more than this from the NHS …Apparently, this government has taken away more than this from the NHS during Austerity


It's about 10% of the annual expenditure for the NHS. So, over the last 10 years of austerity, it works out at 1% per year.

Had the government invested that money in the supplies and equipment needed now then many people wouldn't have died. I am specifically talking about those NHS workers (Matt Hancock, how many?) who have lost their lives, potentially due to the lack of appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment). Then of course there will be those who die in the future do to lack of ventilators....

People needs to understand this gimmick write off and question why they voted Tory....Oh yes, because of the lies printed in the Express, The Sun and The Daily Mail.
stealth66603/04/2020 18:31

Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 …Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 quid every man woman and child in the UK, I say was because the government has just written that debt off!


Apparently, this government has taken away more than this from the NHS during Austerity
Edited by: "toz" 3rd Apr
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Another lovely gesture of thanks for the NHS. Itd be nice if it also included all other people working across the nation in helping us all during this covid-19 virus
Be good if there was something in Kent... I'm about to be redeployed there and not sure if hotels are open
Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 quid every man woman and child in the UK, I say was because the government has just written that debt off!
stealth66603/04/2020 18:31

Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 …Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 quid every man woman and child in the UK, I say was because the government has just written that debt off!


Just heard in today's news... Well at least it has been written off now.....
apur3203/04/2020 18:39

Just heard in today's news... Well at least it has been written off …Just heard in today's news... Well at least it has been written off now.....



yeah, superb.... many ordinary people spiralling into debt though and we'll be economic slaves for decades, hardly an example to normal folks to pay their debts...
stealth66603/04/2020 18:31

Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 …Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 quid every man woman and child in the UK, I say was because the government has just written that debt off!


Apparently, this government has taken away more than this from the NHS during Austerity
Edited by: "toz" 3rd Apr
It was indebted to the government, hence why it was so easy to wipe it off. Wosh gone
stealth66603/04/2020 18:31

Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 …Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 quid every man woman and child in the UK, I say was because the government has just written that debt off!


If this feeble excuse for a government adequately funded the NHS there wouldnt have been a debt to write off
buzzard03/04/2020 20:13

If this feeble excuse for a government adequately funded the NHS there …If this feeble excuse for a government adequately funded the NHS there wouldnt have been a debt to write off


Here here
Why can't all NHS staff be given all the universities student accommodation which is now empty due to lock down (not just London but the full of UK)
davnav03/04/2020 20:24

Why can't all NHS staff be given all the universities student …Why can't all NHS staff be given all the universities student accommodation which is now empty due to lock down (not just London but the full of UK)


Because it's too much like common sense
davnav03/04/2020 20:24

Why can't all NHS staff be given all the universities student …Why can't all NHS staff be given all the universities student accommodation which is now empty due to lock down (not just London but the full of UK)



bulk accommodation isn't a great idea, many student places are barely 2 metres wide then there is the meetting/surface areas in lifts, stairs, corridors etc...
toz03/04/2020 18:53

Apparently, this government has taken away more than this from the NHS …Apparently, this government has taken away more than this from the NHS during Austerity


It's about 10% of the annual expenditure for the NHS. So, over the last 10 years of austerity, it works out at 1% per year.

Had the government invested that money in the supplies and equipment needed now then many people wouldn't have died. I am specifically talking about those NHS workers (Matt Hancock, how many?) who have lost their lives, potentially due to the lack of appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment). Then of course there will be those who die in the future do to lack of ventilators....

People needs to understand this gimmick write off and question why they voted Tory....Oh yes, because of the lies printed in the Express, The Sun and The Daily Mail.
maddogb03/04/2020 20:36

bulk accommodation isn't a great idea, many student places are barely 2 …bulk accommodation isn't a great idea, many student places are barely 2 metres wide then there is the meetting/surface areas in lifts, stairs, corridors etc...


They're already working in situations 9f sometimes a hairstrand width apart.
You have no idea what happens in the world!
Raychef03/04/2020 23:10

You have no idea what happens in the world!


Who are you talking to Ray?
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Any chance of seeing any of this money Boris?

I wouldn't be surprised if this government plans to part privatise the NHS, and then invite the American companies to start taking slices of the pie.
smk7703/04/2020 20:57

It's about 10% of the annual expenditure for the NHS. So, over the last 10 …It's about 10% of the annual expenditure for the NHS. So, over the last 10 years of austerity, it works out at 1% per year.Had the government invested that money in the supplies and equipment needed now then many people wouldn't have died. I am specifically talking about those NHS workers (Matt Hancock, how many?) who have lost their lives, potentially due to the lack of appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment). Then of course there will be those who die in the future do to lack of ventilators....People needs to understand this gimmick write off and question why they voted Tory....Oh yes, because of the lies printed in the Express, The Sun and The Daily Mail.



stealth66603/04/2020 18:31

Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 …Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 quid every man woman and child in the UK, I say was because the government has just written that debt off!



Stop spreading political opinion and focus on facts. What Stealth666 said was factual, inappropraite for the times with live in but factual.

Your comment however is political opinion. Firstly austerity isnt causing the lack of ppe and ventilators, slow planning and a global shortage did. They ie the government and health advisors(public health england etc...) underestimated the impact of the virus.

Also how the debt works, because other comments are confused. It is at a Trust level, when a trust has a shortfall, it requests a loan from the government, they when pay interest on the loan squeezing them fither during the year, remaining amount is "written off", however the lower budget creates a fear of spending in a trust.

Austerity has caused alot of problems in the nhs, ppe and ventilators during this crisis isnt one of them. Politics has no place at a time we need human responses.
FlyingSquirrel04/04/2020 09:07

Stop spreading political opinion and focus on facts. What Stealth666 said …Stop spreading political opinion and focus on facts. What Stealth666 said was factual, inappropraite for the times with live in but factual.Your comment however is political opinion. Firstly austerity isnt causing the lack of ppe and ventilators, slow planning and a global shortage did. They ie the government and health advisors(public health england etc...) underestimated the impact of the virus.Also how the debt works, because other comments are confused. It is at a Trust level, when a trust has a shortfall, it requests a loan from the government, they when pay interest on the loan squeezing them fither during the year, remaining amount is "written off", however the lower budget creates a fear of spending in a trust. Austerity has caused alot of problems in the nhs, ppe and ventilators during this crisis isnt one of them. Politics has no place at a time we need human responses.


Ok, I will just share this opinion and call it fact:


Chairman of the British Medical Association, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, said the UK has about a ‘quarter of the critical care beds that Germany has’ and that the country’s ‘starting position unfortunately has been far worse than many other of our European nations’.

Dr Nagpaul said the UK’s lack of ventilators when compared to other countries is ‘a result of a decade of under-funding
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Seems politics does have its place in this crisis.
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smk7704/04/2020 10:29

Ok, I will just share this opinion and call it fact:Chairman of the …Ok, I will just share this opinion and call it fact:Chairman of the British Medical Association, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, said the UK has about a ‘quarter of the critical care beds that Germany has’ and that the country’s ‘starting position unfortunately has been far worse than many other of our European nations’.Dr Nagpaul said the UK’s lack of ventilators when compared to other countries is ‘a result of a decade of under-funding’.Seems politics does have its place in this crisis. [Image]



I love the NHS but the BMA needs to pick and choose it battles. First and foremost the BMA is a trade union, that operates to the benefit of its members. Quoting them does not add creditibility in fact it does the opposite.

Non of the 4 trusts in London, that i have knowledge of has run out of critical care beds in the this crisis. Business continuity planning was put in places weeks ago.

Ventilators issues are actually only seem in London which is the epicenter, the rest of the UK is fine. Ventilators were not purchased fast enough. Non of the trusts ever had an order for 100s of ventilators, let alone 1000s.

Germany confiscated german produced PPE, and have production factories internally. We import alot of our PPE.

No politics does not have a place in this crisis, the deaths of people should not be used in the self interest. Wait until everything is done, we have yet to reach the peak of the deaths.
FlyingSquirrel04/04/2020 11:04

I love the NHS but the BMA needs to pick and choose it battles. First and …I love the NHS but the BMA needs to pick and choose it battles. First and foremost the BMA is a trade union, that operates to the benefit of its members. Quoting them does not add creditibility in fact it does the opposite. Non of the 4 trusts in London, that i have knowledge of has run out of critical care beds in the this crisis. Business continuity planning was put in places weeks ago. Ventilators issues are actually only seem in London which is the epicenter, the rest of the UK is fine. Ventilators were not purchased fast enough. Non of the trusts ever had an order for 100s of ventilators, let alone 1000s.Germany confiscated german produced PPE, and have production factories internally. We import alot of our PPE.No politics does not have a place in this crisis, the deaths of people should not be used in the self interest. Wait until everything is done, we have yet to reach the peak of the deaths.


So, if the medical association, that is the people that actually staff the NHS cannot talk credibly about the state of the NHS, who can? The government that has consistently underfunded them? :/
uchman36504/04/2020 11:40

So, if the medical association, that is the people that actually staff the …So, if the medical association, that is the people that actually staff the NHS cannot talk credibly about the state of the NHS, who can? The government that has consistently underfunded them? :/


The government has underfunded the nhs, this is fact.

Is the funding the cause of the several thousands shortfall in PPE and ventilators? No

It was an attack on government plain and simple. If the BMA said the planning was too slow, they would be correct, ppe and ventilators were ordered too late.

By the logic you present, RMT work in the best interest of commuter and we all know that isnt the case.
Edited by: "FlyingSquirrel" 4th Apr
davnav03/04/2020 20:24

Why can't all NHS staff be given all the universities student …Why can't all NHS staff be given all the universities student accommodation which is now empty due to lock down (not just London but the full of UK)


I know of one university in the northwest that is offering student accommodation for the NHS staff - from what I can gather they cannot use every room because of social distancing so it could be every other room or whatever way they can conform the existing accommodation in2 very usable spaces.
Very good. Thank you Apur.
FlyingSquirrel04/04/2020 11:45

The government has underfunded the nhs, this is fact.Is the funding the …The government has underfunded the nhs, this is fact.Is the funding the cause of the several thousands shortfall in PPE and ventilators? NoIt was an attack on government plain and simple. If the BMA said the planning was too slow, they would be correct, ppe and ventilators were ordered too late.By the logic you present, RMT work in the best interest of commuter and we all know that isnt the case.


Basically, you agree with their point but have a problem with the messenger? Ha. Underfunding = inadequate equipment. My wife is a trainee doctor, and she's absolutely shocked by the lack of equipment before they even got the first covid patient. They were made to share PPE! When they realised it, they refused to proceed. We should all be shocked at our government not defending them.
Shame to see this thread full of leftists moaning Where are the mods, usually they are quick to delete?
Edited by: "jamie15" 4th Apr
uchman36504/04/2020 12:16

Basically, you agree with their point but have a problem with the …Basically, you agree with their point but have a problem with the messenger? Ha. Underfunding = inadequate equipment. My wife is a trainee doctor, and she's absolutely shocked by the lack of equipment before they even got the first covid patient. They were made to share PPE! When they realised it, they refused to proceed. We should all be shocked at our government not defending them.


Meaning she has no concept of budgetary planning in the NHS. You dont get proper exposure until band 7/8 depending on department. I know band 7 to 10, trust me when i say, you dont understand planning, and generalisations like yours is causing unneccesary panic.

Lacking 4 ventilators in normal times, is not lacking 1000+ in crisis times.

Believe something different if you want, but i will challenge anyone who bring political game playing, harmful generalisations, and inaccurate statements into public domain.
buzzard03/04/2020 20:13

If this feeble excuse for a government adequately funded the NHS there …If this feeble excuse for a government adequately funded the NHS there wouldnt have been a debt to write off


i know its not the narrative people want to read, but the NHS has the potential to be more streamlined and efficient. logistics and supplies were uncoordinated, there was also a lot of wastage. im not saying its all the NHS fault for this either, it seemed to me it needed a good 20 year process for change to adopt new methods of working, but every 10 years a new government comes in and undoes all the work the previous government were trying to implement, so back to square 1.
this is only my view, as someone who worked for the NHS for 15 years from 2000-2015.
and of course none of this opinion deflects away from the brave and committed NHS workers who have little say in the management and funding process but nonetheless march forward in to the fire when everyone else is being told to run away and hide.
jumperclown04/04/2020 12:30

i know its not the narrative people want to read, but the NHS has the …i know its not the narrative people want to read, but the NHS has the potential to be more streamlined and efficient. logistics and supplies were uncoordinated, there was also a lot of wastage. im not saying its all the NHS fault for this either, it seemed to me it needed a good 20 year process for change to adopt new methods of working, but every 10 years a new government comes in and undoes all the work the previous government were trying to implement, so back to square 1.this is only my view, as someone who worked for the NHS for 15 years from 2000-2015.and of course none of this opinion deflects away from the brave and committed NHS workers who have little say in the management and funding process but nonetheless march forward in to the fire when everyone else is being told to run away and hide.


No organisation is perfect - but when short of funding you concentrate on fighting the fire not on how you can improve your future fire-fighting efforts You just dont have the energy to fight for change. So what did you do to improve NHS efficiency when you worked there what suggestions did you submit what new practises did you introduce? In less difficult times there were more audits. And sometimes you need investment - but that has not been funded either health.org.uk/sit…4KI
Edited by: "buzzard" 4th Apr
FlyingSquirrel04/04/2020 11:04

No politics does not have a place in this crisis, the deaths of people …No politics does not have a place in this crisis, the deaths of people should not be used in the self interest. Wait until everything is done, we have yet to reach the peak of the deaths.


The actions of this Government must be questioned now. Not once everything is done.

Keir Starmer's speech this morning was very clear on this.
jamie1504/04/2020 12:18

Shame to see this thread full of leftists moaning Where are the …Shame to see this thread full of leftists moaning Where are the mods, usually they are quick to delete?


Nowhere as usual
smk7704/04/2020 12:54

The actions of this Government must be questioned now. Not once everything …The actions of this Government must be questioned now. Not once everything is done.Keir Starmer's speech this morning was very clear on this.


He's a red Tory, no difference
smk7704/04/2020 12:54

The actions of this Government must be questioned now. Not once everything …The actions of this Government must be questioned now. Not once everything is done.Keir Starmer's speech this morning was very clear on this.



I like Keir Starmer (he had my vote, was thinking Nandy originally), but he is talking about the now, and making sure government do the right thing now. Not make generalisation as to why there is not enough PPE and Ventilators.

Always remember politicians are not subject matter experts, they get given information by experts from industry and special advisors. Experts did not tell them buy thousands of ventilators and PPE in January/February.
buzzard04/04/2020 12:47

No organisation is perfect - but when short of funding you concentrate on …No organisation is perfect - but when short of funding you concentrate on fighting the fire not on how you can improve your future fire-fighting efforts You just dont have the energy to fight for change. So what did you do to improve NHS efficiency when you worked there what suggestions did you submit what new practises did you introduce? In less difficult times there were more audits. And sometimes you need investment - but that has not been funded either https://www.health.org.uk/sites/default/files/2019-10/20191024%20-%20Long%20read%20-%20International%20comparisons%20of%20capital%20in%20health%20care%20-%20Web%20version_0.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3G1PXEdGKjQZkNZ0HfVWuFPeldOPcRSZi3kwvd_zTycgozIbKZ_TQj4KI


heres a 6.2bn investment that the NHS couldnt get over the line.
en.wikipedia.org/wik…lth
i was merely an IT engineer, it was specific in my band following AfC that it was not for me to create process in IT, so not sure why you think any of my suggestions to the government would have gotten very far.
Edited by: "jumperclown" 4th Apr
i mean, i could go on about pfi contracts aswell, if you need?
the NHS isnt short of funding, its short of connected thinking
stealth66603/04/2020 18:31

Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 …Did you know the NHS was £13.4 BILLION in debt!... that works out at 200 quid every man woman and child in the UK, I say was because the government has just written that debt off!


Some would say that’s not debt but just how much it costs to run a hospital.
FlyingSquirrel04/04/2020 13:07

Always remember politicians are not subject matter experts, they get given …Always remember politicians are not subject matter experts, they get given information by experts from industry and special advisors. Experts did not tell them buy thousands of ventilators and PPE in January/February.


You really are patronising. Don't tell me what I need to remember. I am fully aware that politicians aren't subject matter experts.

They are however ultimately responsible for the decision that they make based on the input from the experts.
jumperclown04/04/2020 13:14

heres a 6.2bn investment that the NHS couldnt get over the …heres a 6.2bn investment that the NHS couldnt get over the line.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHS_Connecting_for_Healthi was merely an IT engineer, it was specific in my band following AfC that it was not for me to create process in IT, so not sure why you think any of my suggestions to the government would have gotten very far.


No idea why so many computer projects fail but that is not specific to the NHS
en.wikipedia.org/wik…cts

Seems like there are just too few intelligent IT people around.
buzzard04/04/2020 15:04

No idea why so many computer projects fail but that is not specific to the …No idea why so many computer projects fail but that is not specific to the NHShttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_failed_and_overbudget_custom_software_projectsSeems like there are just too few intelligent IT people around.


so no valid response to the argument other than to mug off an industry whose expertise you're using to type your vacuous and misjudged responses.
i think i've seen enough now to appreciate you wont bring anything substantive to the debate, just virtue signaling
Edited by: "jumperclown" 4th Apr
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