NHS Nightingale officially opens at ExCeL London
The first NHS Nightingale hospital, at ExCeL London, was officially opened by HRH Prince Charles. The new hospital, established in under a fortnight, will be available as soon as patients across London and the south of England need it. The Nightingales are part of a nationwide effort to respond to the greatest global health emergency in more than a century. These measures mean that capacity still exists in hospitals to deal with coronavirus, with the Nightingales standing ready if local services need them beyond that.
Sir Simon Stevens, NHS Chief Executive, said: “It’s nothing short of extraordinary that this new hospital in London has been established from scratch in less than a fortnight. The NHS, working with the military, has done in a matter of days what usually takes years. Now we are gearing up to repeat that feat at another four sites across the country to add to the surge capacity in current NHS hospitals”.
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