Cornhill offers beds to NHS workers

The public are being asked to help prevent NHS Lanarkshire staff being overwhelmedThe public are being asked to help prevent NHS Lanarkshire staff being overwhelmed
The public are being asked to help prevent NHS Lanarkshire staff being overwhelmed | PA Archive/PA Images
A local hotel which has closed due to the coronavirus pandemic is stepping up and offering help to NHS workers.

The company which runs Cornhill, Manorview, has announced that it is closing the venue, and the rest of its hotel chain, and was in talks with NHS about the historic landmark building providing extra beds for staff if necessary.

Although built as a private Victorian mansion, Cornhill has a care past, having been used for many years as an old folks home by the former Strathclyde Regional Council before it was converted to a hotel.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Other steps being taken to battle the virus include an emergency recruitment drive throughout the county, inviting inactive or retired health professionals a position in their ‘staff bank’, essentially a body of reserves to be called up if the full-time staff are overwhelmed and need time out to recharge the batteries.

NHS Lanarkshire has cancelled all non-urgent outpatient appointments and elective surgery; those effected will be sent a letter or messaged by the NHS on their new appointment dates.

NHS Lanarkshire is appealing for the public’s help to reduce the pressure on GP practices and pharmacies by not requesting repeat prescriptions before they are due.

To cut down the risk of passing on the virus, NHS Lanarkshire is scaling up the use of technology that will allow patients to have virtual consultations with their General Practice. NHS Lanarkshire’s Psychological Services have issued helpful advice about managing anxiety about coronavirus, available at https://www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/novel-corona-virus-covid-19/managing-anxiety/

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.