London may run out of ICU beds in a fortnight: briefing

UK capital could be short of 2000 hospital beds by 19 January, leaked documents show
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The Nightingale Hospital.

A field hospital in London will be used if necessary to relieve pressure on other hospitals in the city, the British Minister for Health says after leaked official documents suggests London risks running out of beds within two weeks.

Projections leaked to the Health Service Journal showed that even if the number of COVID-19 patients increased at the lowest rate considered likely, London hospitals would be short of nearly 2000 acute and intensive beds by 19 January.