Gordon Hospital Westminster: surprise shutdown! What’s going on?

Workers at the Gordon Hospital in Westminster report that all the patients have been shipped out to other hospitals or discharged. CNWL management appear to be using the COVID19 crisis to push through a hospital closure at breakneck speed.
There is little transparency about what is going on or why. Haven’t NHS bosses got enough problems without shutting down 51 psychiatric beds within 72 hours notice?
Should we not be trying to create more capacity within our mental health hospitals to increase social distancing measures? Where was the consultation with the public or the staff of Gerrard, Ebury, and Vincent wards? What have the unions got to say about this? What is the future for this hospital which has served the community since 19th century?

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