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Edinburgh hotels offers ‘complimentary’ rooms to clinical and medical workers

Key clinical and medical workers at the frontline of Scotland’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic are being offered complimentary accommodation at the Ten Hill Place hotel in Edinburgh.

The hotel, which is operated by Surgeons Quarter and owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), is opening its doors for the coming weeks to hospital workers wishing to stay in “comfort close” to their places of work.

The property is located less than a mile from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and just three miles from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

The 129-room hotel will be made available to a wide variety of key workers carrying a valid hospital photographic identity card.

As well as the commitment to hospital staff, the RCSEd has engaged with the chief medical officer to declare its willingness to temporarily convert the hotel, should hospitals overflow.

Scott Mitchell, managing director of surgeons quarter, said: “We want to support both our local and medical community at this incredibly challenging time. Being owned by one of the UK’s most prestigious medical colleges, it feels right that we should step in to offer our facilities free of charge.

“Our city-centre location means we’re close to several of the city’s vital hospitals, full of heroic staff doing everything they can to keep us safe and well. We know many have to travel from outside or across the city, a commute that will be exhausting at this unprecedented time.”

He added: “We hope key workers can make full use of our facilities at Ten Hill Place – and look forward to looking after them.”

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