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Covid Ward
Covid Ward
Photo: .Ozy .
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Item #: 35136
Remember this ?….
Nighttime installation of the “temporary” Covid ward in 2020 .

Comment by: Rev David Long on 1st June 2024 at 21:23

Was this one of Boris Johnson's "40 new hospitals" promise?

Comment by: . Ozy . on 1st June 2024 at 21:55

Since I appear to have gained notoriety for my cynicism in certain quarters David , you’ll understand my reluctance to give a direct answer to that question … but you’re not daft , so I assume you’ll already be aware of my opinion regarding Boris Johnson .

Comment by: Ex Speed Cop on 1st June 2024 at 22:12

It was a good idea at the time and they are still in use today.
I escorted some to the infirmary.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 2nd June 2024 at 10:10

It is still in use and is now SDEC, Same Day Emergency Care. The staff in there are brilliant and the care second to none. I can vouch for this having seen it first hand.

Comment by: tom on 2nd June 2024 at 13:05

the staff who worked there when covid struck deserved a medal

Comment by: Benjy on 2nd June 2024 at 22:49

I am Wigan born but live near Wolverhampton and would like to echo the views of WN1 Standisher. I have yearly visits for scans at a NHS Wolverhampton Hospital. The fairly recent introduction of these units dismayed me at first but I can’t speak highly enough regarding my treatment. It’s not what it looks like that matters, but the attitude and care shown by staff.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 3rd June 2024 at 10:08

I think the staff would rather have a pay rise to meet inflation than a medal.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 3rd June 2024 at 12:36

I have been in the SDEC unit twice recently, (not for Covid though). and the staff are wonderful.

Comment by: PeterP on 5th June 2024 at 09:36

This unit has been well used both for Covid and Sdec but it took away with a lot of disabled bays which have not been replaced anywhere else in the hospital grounds

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