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Friday, 24 May 2024 – 23:28

NHS Nightingale London to be put on standby

The NHS Nightingale Hospital in London is to be put on standby, with no Coronavirus patients expected to be admitted in the coming days, according to Downing Street.

The hospital in London’s ExCeL Centre opened on 3 April with 500 beds in place and room for 3,500 more. The hospital, built to help the NHS cope with the Coronavirus pandemic, took just 9 days to equip and fit.

It is understood that the hospital could resume operations again if necessary.

Other NHS Nightingale hospitals have been built across the UK recently, however, reports have suggested generally low-usage of the facilities.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last week that the country is past the peak of the virus. So far, 28,446 people are confirmed to have died in the UK from COVID-19.


Photo Credit: Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street under licence (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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