Death of the traditional hospital ward? New NHS hospitals might have to be built for single patient rooms ONLY
- Patients are automatically put into wards when they arrive at hospital currently
- 40 new hospitals across the UK could see patients housed only in single rooms
- Plans being considered by health bosses to help stop the spread of infections
New NHS hospitals could be built without wards, it was claimed today.
Patients may instead be housed in their own rooms, under plans being considered by health chiefs.
It would mark a major change to traditional NHS designs, which, for decades, have relied on multi-bed wards.
Officials believe the move would help prevent the spread of viruses such as Covid, flu and norovirus within…