Amir Khan offers four-storey building to NHS amid coronavirus pandemic

Amir Khan has offered a building he owns to the NHS as the UK battles to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

The NHS have been stretched by COVID-19 with thousands of cases across the country.

And Khan has now offered his multi-million pound building, which was set to become a wedding hall in August, to the health service.

In a post on social media, Khan wrote: “I am aware of how difficult it is for the public to get a hospital bed in this tragic time.

“I am prepared to give my 60,000 square foot 4 story building which is due to be a wedding hall and retail outlet to the @NHSuk to help people affected by the coronavirus. Pls keep safe.”

Khan is not the first sportsman to offer a building with former Manchester United star Gary Neville opening his hotels to NHS staff.

Neville had said: “I think we will be at 100 per cent occupancy by Thursday this week.

“That is 176 beds. There are families making decisions that are not easy. Some of the stories we are hearing from staff are not great.

“There is a single mother who works at the Royal Manchester Infirmary with two children who has left them at home with her father while she stays in one of our rooms.

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“Her father is a doctor too but she works in critical care and they decided between them that she is more important to the country than he is.

“She will be with us for 14 days. He is at home with the children and is isolating. The decisions the NHS and the staff are making are involving great sacrifices and I hope people appreciate that.

“When we met with the NHS we analysed the risk and it’s twofold.‘The staff could contaminate the NHS staff and vice-versa. But we reached the conclusion that we can’t do anything about that.

“The accommodation is simply needed. Our staff have masks, gloves and protective equipment and are social-distancing.

“We are over-subscribed in terms of people wanting to work and we will look at people doing five days on and five days off. They will rotate.”

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