Edinburgh four star hotel to open it's doors to medical staff during the coronavirus outbreak

An Edinburgh hotel is to offer free accommodation to front line NHS workers hard at work tackling the coronavirus outbreak.

Ten Hill Place will be giving free rooms and breakfasts to front line hospital staff
Ten Hill Place will be giving free rooms and breakfasts to front line hospital staff

Ten Hill Place, which is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), is opening its doors to offer complimentary rooms for key clinical and medical workers in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Located less than a mile from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and three miles from Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, the hotel is hoping to cut transport time for hospital staff in the coming weeks by offering rooms.

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Believed to be the first gesture of its kind in Scotland, rooms will be open to a variety of key workers carrying a valid hospital photographic identity card

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The hotel will also make a daily continental breakfast available for the guests.

The RCSEd has also contacted the Chief Medical Officer to declare its willingness to temporarily convert the hotel should hospitals overflow.

Scott Mitchell, Managing Director of Surgeons Quarter who operate the hotel for the owners, said: "We want to support both our local and medical community at this incredibly challenging time.

Mr Mitchell continued: "We know many have to travel from outside or across the city, a commute that will be exhausting at this unprecedented time.

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"We hope key workers can make full use of our facilities at Ten Hill Place – and look forward to looking after them.”

Professor Michael Griffin, President of the RCSEd, added: "I would personally like to thank Scott and all the Surgeons Quarter team for their ongoing efforts in supporting the College and now the key workers within the Medical and Clinical workforce.”