A disused psychiatric hospital in York could be reopened to treat coronavirus patients.
York Central's Labour MP Rachael Maskell said Bootham Park Hospital was under consideration if the NHS needed to increase capacity to cope with a high number of seriously ill residents.
She said: “There could be a very high level of sick people in the city and we can’t see where they are all going to go. We will need serious space."
The Grade-I listed hospital was built in 1777 and closed in 2015.
Last year it was announced it would be sold off after attempts to keep it publicly-owned had failed.