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Mildmay takes over as London’s primary facility for homeless COVID-19 patients not requiring i

In an important development during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mildmay Hospital today became the capital’s primary facility for homeless COVID-19 patients not in need of intensive care, taking over from the London COVID CARE Centre.

Coordinated by the Homeless Health Operations Centre and staffed by the Healthy London Partnership, the Centre was closed as the numbers of COVID-positive people who are homeless and needing care has, thankfully, been significantly reduced. Based in a hotel by London City Airport, the centre, which opened on 11 April, had the capacity to host 60 residents. Recently, the number of people being treated had fallen to 3.

The project provided rapid testing, accommodation in which to self-isolate, and medical care, for members of the homeless community with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Mildmay Hospital in Shoreditch, the only hospital in London and the south-east providing