Southsea hotel steps into the breach to offer respite to NHS staff during pandemic

A SOUTHSEA hotel with close links to the NHS during times of national emergency has stepped into the breach to help brave health workers dealing with coronavirus.
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The Queens Hotel on the edge of Southsea Common is being used by around 30 health workers as a place of respite from dealing with the deadly disease.

As a show of gratitude, the hotel was lit up on Thursday evening with a giant heart and the words: ‘Supporting the NHS.’

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During the Second World War, the building served as a hospital for recovering servicemen.

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Managing director, Farid Yeganeh, said: ‘The Queens Hotel may be closed to the public but we are proud to be able to support our wonderful NHS workers in such a practical way.

Health workers are using the hotel as a place to rest and seek respite from their duties on the front line.’

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