Covid-19: Hospital converts staff canteen into surge wardBMJ 2022; 376 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o59 (Published 11 January 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o59
- Ingrid Torjesen
- The BMJ
Medical staff at Royal Preston Hospital are no longer able to access hot meals from their staff canteen because it has been turned into a surge covid ward.
Charters Restaurant at the hospital is usually open from 8 am to 11 am and noon to 2 pm on weekdays but closed on 4 January so the space could be converted into a surge ward housing 50 beds. A physiotherapy gym is also being repurposed.
The hospital …