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Letters Single rooms as default for NHS inpatients

Shared bays in hospitals provide companionship

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 06 December 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2976
  1. Rebecca Z Anderson, foundation doctor
  1. Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. rebeccazanderson96{at}

Oliver discusses the idea of making single rooms in hospitals the default to improve infection control in the climate of covid-19.1

Expanding on Oliver’s perspective regarding the preference of many older patients for open bays in reducing loneliness, I would like …

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