Chelsea team FCs owner Roman Aramovich to cover costs of providing accommodation
Mr Abramovich will be covering the costs of providing the accommodation.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is just a short walk along Fulham Road from Stamford Bridge.
Many of the medical staff will be working long shifts and may not be able to travel home or would otherwise have to make long commutes. Local accommodation helps maintain the health and well-being of these crucial personnel at this critical time.
This will be for a two-month period, and then reconsidered in light of circumstances at the time. NHS staff will be those working in hospitals in the North-West London region, but that may extend to hospitals in other districts.
The number of rooms utilised will depend on demand but potentially all the rooms in the Millennium Hotel could be given over for this purpose. No staff showing symptoms will use the hotel.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts, who manage the hotel, are supportive and assisting the club in providing this service to the NHS.
March 18, 2020