Coronavirus: UK-made short-term ventilators ‘no use whatsoever’ says ICU expert

UK-made short-term ventilators ‘no use whatsoever’ says ICU expert [LINK]

The UK’s homegrown hospital ventilator programme risks failing to produce machines suitable for treating coronavirus patients, according to the head of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

Alison Pittard said the Government’s request for ventilators that would — at a minimum — stabilise patients “for a few hours” was at odds with the request from medical experts last month who wanted devices that would work for the duration of a Covid-19 patient’s stay in intensive care.

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