15th April 2020
"Birmingham's new hospital becomes Covid-19 testing centre two years before official opening" Birmingham Live
"The Midland Metropolitan University Hospital is serving as a drive-through coronavirus testing centre as the Government attempts to provide thousands more tests.
[...] The Midland Metropolitan University Hospital, in Smethwick, is not due to open its doors until 2022. But it has been pressed into service early, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase testing for thousands more NHS and other key workers.
It's offering PCR swab tests - which are used to identify if you currently have the virus - for critical key workers, starting with NHS front line staff. [...] "
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