Page last updated at 20:16 GMT, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 21:16 UK

Swine flu centre in student halls

A university in Liverpool will turn one of its halls of residence into a swine flu recovery centre in the event of an outbreak of the virus on campus.

Liverpool Hope University said it had drawn up a "major incident plan" to protect its 8,000 students.

The plan includes turning one student accommodation site in Childwall into a centre to isolate sufferers.

Last month, Cherie Blair was forced to pull out of a visit to the university with a suspected case of swine flu.

Vice chancellor Professor Bill Chambers said as part of the plan, students living in the halls used as a treatment centre would be found alternative accommodation.

He added: "We would have to negotiate with them (the students) and either move them back home or to another halls."



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Q&A: Advice about swine flu
01 Jul 10 |  Health

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific