Under a freshly signed agreement, the independent sector will reallocate nearly its entire national hospital capacity to the NHS and will be reimbursed at cost.
Britain's Nationwide Nicely being Service (NHS) can have additional ventilators and 1000's of extra beds and healthcare staff available from subsequent week to fight coronavirus after it struck a deal with the unbiased hospital sector.
In London - the place that has been most hard-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak in England - it includes over 2,000 hospital beds and over 250 operating theatres and critical beds.
I know how hard the NHS have been working to secure extra beds and staffing.
The deal includes the provision of 8,000 hospital beds across England, almost 1,200 more ventilators, more than 10,000 nurses, over 700 doctors and more than 8,000 other clinical staff.
The extra property secured by the NHS will not be going to exclusively be obtainable to take care of coronavirus victims, nonetheless may even help the properly being service ship totally different urgent operations and most cancers cures.
Chief executive Sir Simon Stevens hailed the deal with the private sector.
He said: "We're dealing with an unprecedented global health threat and are taking immediate and exceptional action to gear up".
Under the terms of the deal, the private sector will be reimbursed at cost, meaning no profit will be made for doing so.
"Open book" accounting and external auditors will verify the public funds being deployed.
The NHS deal comes as a consultant warned that frontline NHS staff risked "cross infecting everybody" because they are not getting the recommended protective equipment.
He said "Ministers urgently need to scale up NHS capacity".
Former Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt joined calls for the government to "sort this out", adding: "We are asking people to put their own lives at risk on the NHS front line".
This is great news for the hospitals and staff doing everything they can to combat Coronavirus.
As part of its agreement with the NHS, the private hospital group will make available from 30 March all of its 35 hospitals in England for a minimum of two weeks and then on a rolling basis.