A final design of ventilator that can be rushed into mass production is expected to be agreed on by the Government as soon as today
A final design of ventilator that can be rushed into mass production is expected to be agreed on by the Government and its health advisers as soon as today.A final design of ventilator that can be rushed into mass production is expected to be agreed on by the Government and its health advisers as soon as today. Officials were set to start meetings yesterday about selecting a single blueprint for the life-saving machines, which are needed to treat patients suffering from respiratory problems caused by coronavirus. It is thought that once a ventilator design is identified – which could take until today – manufacturing could begin by the end of the month. The Government has said it will buy as many ventilators as can be made to treat coronavirus patients. There are about 8,000 ventilators in the UK at the moment. Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, last week appealed to British industry to help design ventilators that can be easily built to meet the rising number of Covid-19 patients, and work out how production can be quickly ramped up. The Government wants companies to supply 5,000 within a month, with a requirement of at least 30,000. One source close to the situation said a design based on a ventilator built by Oxfordshire-based medical supplies company Penlon is seen as the frontrunner to be mass produced. Aerospace and automotive companies including Airbus, Meggitt, GKN, McLaren and Nissan are working out how they can contribute to accelerating production, with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre also contributing expertise. The High Value Manufacturing Catapult research centre is also working on entirely new designs. However, part of the test regime for a new ventilator is understood to require the device to be able to work continuously for 14 days, a requirement likely to slow down getting new machines into hospitals in time for the expected surge in coronavirus patients. Read more: The Telegraph
TestCardGirl1 Thank you. Get on and do it than WalkerWorcester Is this why you’ve not responded about keeping public and staff safe by closing Worcester libraries? So local company can make some money? Will the council be liable if transmission is shown to have gone through The Hive being kept open in face of council and gov’s own advice?
Just make them NOW! If they work in the factories, that is all is needed. Just ignore the red tape for now YorkshireLady3 inventive, innovative - on the front foot - this is why this country won to world wars👍👍 Now where are they going to put them? Maybe not in hospitals, so they cannot infect other patients? Thats what happened in Wuhan.
Should have been done in January, when China built a hospital in 10 days! ECONOMY vs HUMAN LIFE? Production of ventilators.This should have been done two weeks ago. Stop lagging behind Johnson. London ridiculously crowded. Are we a nation now of dim wit's. Catch up, we knows what's happening in Italy now. Wake up, let's get ahead of the game.
« manufacturing could begin by the end of the month. » this is not readiness - this is too little, too late How are you going to produce the nurses to operate them ? Repatriating the 10000+ EU NHS staff that left since 2016? Who needs the EU 💪🇬🇧
Doctors given new guidelines on choosing which patients to treat in critical care during coronavirus crisis NHS staff face tragic choices if hospitals run out of intensive care beds or ventilators Skyline73446331 Guideline docs can be found here
Great. Do you have enough staff to work them? As soon.!! Within a week to two weeks the NHS will be swamped with coronavirus cases these useless sods in government who could not run a bath may have a stack of ventilators just in time for the second wave in October Should of been done in February
'Fit and healthy' 36-year-old UK nurse in intensive care with coronavirusAreema Nasreen is on a ventilator at Walsall Manor hospital in West Midlands But she could have had an undiagnosed health issue. Has anyone thought of that? We still don’t know fully who are the high risk types. This disease is new to us all. We will find out but I’m sure fit and healthy people don’t just die from this, look at the statistics. Bless her, hope she makes a full recovery! Very sad. ....My question is this - does prolonged exposure to COVIDー19 increase the effects of the coronavirus ? If one is exposed to a small amount of virus, does this reflect in decreased symptoms? coronavirusuk
NHS given 20,000 extra staff and thousands of beds & ventilators from private hospitals to fight coronavirusTHOUSANDS more beds, medics and ventilators will be made available to the NHS to fight the spread of deadly coronavirus. The NHS has struck a deal with private hospitals to recruit nearly 20,000 st… positivenews coronanews PANDEMIC
NHS England pledged more ventilators and thousands more health workers NHS England said on Saturday that nearly 20,000 fully qualified staff will be joining the health service’s response to the pandemic.
Coronavirus: 'Extraordinary' UK effort to produce thousands more ventilatorsUK firms collaborating to produce thousands more ventilators for the NHS say they are just days away from putting prototypes into production coronavirus greta Necessity is definitely the mother of invention. So proud of the private sector! Great. That's the way to do it. Next time, please start doing this immediately when a virus starts spreading. In this case back in December/January. Fantastic british businesses helping solve this crisis unlike those which are negligent with employees & customers. Those employees exposing employers need to be protected under whistleblower rules. Duty of care / negligence laws are more important than ever.
Girl, 12, with no pre-existing conditions is on a ventilator after getting coronavirus in chilling warning for kidsA 12-YEAR-OLD girl with no pre-existing conditions is “fighting for her life” after testing positive for coronavirus. The girl, who was only identified as Emma, is being treated in an A… so a healthy 12 year old girl, gets covid19 and now fighting for her life.. this is scary.