Merseyside was at the epicentre of the UK response to COVID-19 when the country’s first quarantine centre for 50 years was set up at Arrowe Park Hospital.
It was a case of all hands on deck when different organisations as well as the local community stepped up to the challenge of providing a safe haven for their reluctant guests, returning from Wuhan.
In this podcast, recorded on Zoom, we hear from four people at the centre of setting up and running the first COVID-19 quarantine unit:
Medical director of Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Dr Nikki Stevenson
GP Dr James Perry of Primary Care Wirral
Wirral University Teaching Hospital head of strategic planning Mike Gibbs
Public Health England senior registrar Wendi Shepherd.