Hotels, restaurants and bars across the UK are selling off their holiday suites in an attempt to help the NHS cope with the coronavirus outbreak
More than 300 hotels and restaurants across the United Kingdom have decided to sell off their suites for cash as the number of coronaviruses has risen to record levels.
Read more:The British Hospital Association has warned that coronaviral cases could climb to 2.1 million in the next few weeks, with coronavid cases in the UK reaching a record high of 16,988.
“We’re seeing the highest number of cases we’ve seen since the pandemic,” said British Hospital Alliance (BHA) CEO John Cawthon.
“We’ve seen an increase in coronavire infections, which are being spread from person-to-person, but we also see an increase across the population.”
This is a real issue and we have to work with the health service to get our services back on track.
“Some hotels have already started to sell their suites to help pay for the NHS.
The BHA says a hotel in Scotland has been selling off its suites to pay for its own care.
In England, hotels in London and the north-west have started to close down suites for the health and social care system as a response to the coronaval spread.
A number of hotel and restaurant operators in London, including the London Hilton, are also selling off the rooms in their rooms to help fund care for those who remain in hospital.
A hotel in the city of Bristol, the city’s second-largest, has already decided to close its suites, which cost more than £1,000 each.
Bristol has recorded a high number of patients with COVID-19, with more than 1,500 people having hospital admissions since January.
The coronavivirus has claimed nearly 300 lives and infected more than 14,000 people across the country.
In the UK, more than 40% of all cases are linked to hotel rooms, with nearly half of the cases being in hospitals.
There has been an increase of 3.8% in the number, or 3,837, hospital admissions, from the same period last year.
More than 300,000 hotel and restaurants in England have closed their suites and are taking on extra staff.
Hospital trusts are also facing financial pressures as more and more patients remain in hospitals after their coronavires have been diagnosed.
The BHAs guidance warns that hotel operators must also make savings on accommodation costs and staff, and that hotels must cut staff by 20% and reduce the number who work at a hotel by 80%.