Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
Please will you indicate what preparations you have made for a COVID-19 pandemic in terms of the number of pieces of additional ventilation and oxygen support equipment that have been purchased to enable the NHS to cope with the anticipated influx of patients.
Please also provide details of the number of any additional staff recruited to assist the NHS to cope with a COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, please provide a copy of any expert’s report or reports considered by you when the government took the decision not to suspend flights from China for the purpose of slowing the spread of the pandemic, including, but not limited to, reports from Dr Chloe Sellwood, NHS Lead Pandemic Coordinator.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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