NHS gets ventilators by ‘Holby City’ and ‘Casualty’
BBC shared a shot of one of Holby city’s ventilators being handed over to the NHS.
Holby City has given fully operational ventilators. They arranged these ventilators from the sets of the famous medical series. The donation is done for the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in London during the coronavirus pandemic.
The show’s official maker, Simon Harper stated:
“We are too happy to help out and do what we can for the courageous and self-less real-life medics.”
All the ventilators
According to the tweet posted by the BBC, the ventilators arrived yesterday. The ventilators
were of high quality. And they were also from the expensive variety. It also surprised the management of the hospital that a TV series has such great ventilators.
One viewer asked:
“Why does a TV set have fully operational ventilators? Does it have fully qualified nurses too who moonlight as actresses?”
According to The Sun, a second viewer pointed out:
“I expect making a pretend ventilator that looks realistic complete with a working screen is impossible. It will be cheaper to buy one.”
The new NHS Nightingale clinic in east London was made in nine days to help adapt to the
coronavirus pandemic. The clinic can hold four thousand beds. With the growing need of patients every day the city was highly short of high tech ventilators. And in this time of need, Holby City comes in to aid people.
The UK has confirmed a lack of ventilators, with just 8,000 in the NHS.
The show has played a great role and has done a great contribution to this crisis.
Concerning Holby City, it was found out a week ago that the soap will go off air after Tuesday. And there is no confirmation yet as to when it will return. Possibly not until sometime later this year. Another show, ‘Casualty’ was donating its equipment as well.
BBC shows going off-air during coronavirus pandemic
Following last month, BBC decided to put show filmings on hold. These include Holby City, Casualty, EastEnders, and Doctors.
A spokesperson told The Sun:
“In light of the spread of Covid-19, after much consideration, we have come to a decision that filming on all BBC Studios continuing dramas will be postponed until further notice. The decision is made after the latest government update. We will continue to follow the latest news and advice from the World Health Organisation and public health organisations.”