The shortage of hospital beds in the wake of COVID-19 became painfully obvious as major cities such as Washington DC, Chicago and NYC set up temporary hospital wards at their major convention centres as places to house non-critical patients. This has brought about calls for how hospitals should reshape itself in this country to combat both COVID-19 and future pandemics.
The UK’s lacklustre greenfield infrastructure investment pipeline, particularly for social and transport PPPs, is a far cry from the deal flow of the 2000s. But this could be changing with the emergence of new sectors such as fibre, water and EV charging. The government may also turn again to the private sector in its quest to boost post COVID-19 investment.