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US News Pictures of temporary London hospital show scale of expected emergency

17:05  28 march  2020
17:05  28 march  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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NHS Nightingale hospital - in pictures . 14 show all. New pictures have been released of the huge 4,000 bed field hospital being built in London in the battle against coronavirus. Images of the rapid effort to build the temporary facility reveal the scale of cases expected in the capital and across the

Coronavirus: Pictures of NHS Nightingale hospital show scale of expected emergency . Once work is completed this week, the facility will be able to hold 4,000 patients at a time. Two more of these temporary mega- hospitals are to be built - one in Birmingham and one in Manchester.

a group of people standing in a room: NHS Nightingale in London © Other NHS Nightingale in London New pictures have been released from inside the enormous temporary hospital being built in London to fight coronavirus.

a couple of people that are standing in a room: Inside NHS Nightingale at London's Excel centre © Other Inside NHS Nightingale at London's Excel centre Rows upon rows of cubicles hastily being erected at the ExCel centre in the capital's Docklands reveal the expected scale of the explosion in numbers of COVID-19 patients.

a group of people performing on a counter: The site will have the capacity to treat 4,000 patients © Other The site will have the capacity to treat 4,000 patients Efforts are being ramped up to ensure the NHS Nightingale Hospital can open next week.

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a sign in front of a building: NHS Nightingale is the first of several temporary hospitals being set up © Other NHS Nightingale is the first of several temporary hospitals being set up

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NHS Nightingale Hospital London . It is expected to take 500 patients from its opening, rapidly expanding to have capacity for 4,000 patients in two wards of 2,000 beds each.[7][8] This will make it the largest hospital in the "NHS Nightingale: video shows scale of London coronavirus hospital ".

Extraordinary pictures show how hundreds of cubicles were being erected inside the vast space to create a layout resembling a hospital ward. The pictures we are seeing of the Nightingale Hospital are terrifying but our Deirdre will take it all in her stride,' she told the Daily Mirror.

a man standing next to a platform: It is hoped the NHS Nightingale will open next week © Other It is hoped the NHS Nightingale will open next week The site, which usually hosts spectacles and conferences, is being converted with the help of soldiers and trade contractors.

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The facility is being converted with the help of soldiers and trade contractors © Other The facility is being converted with the help of soldiers and trade contractors Initially 500 beds equipped with ventilators and oxygen will be used to treat the seriously ill, and their numbers are expected to swell in the city ahead of the rest of the nation.

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NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said: "Across England, we have reconfigured hospital services, so that 33,000 hospital beds are available to treat further coronavirus patients."

He has confirmed Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre and Manchester's Central Convention Centre are set to be converted into temporary hospitals too

General view of the Excel Centre, London while it is being prepared to become the NHS Nightingale Hospital © Reuters General view of the Excel Centre, London while it is being prepared to become the NHS Nightingale Hospital .

Sites are also expected to be created in Cardiff and Scotland.

The task of boosting critical care capacity has been under way since the health service declared an emergency at the end of January.

Before the scale of the crisis became clear, the UK was believed to have had one of the lowest proportions of intensive care units in Europe.

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NHS hospitals in London face a 'wicked combination' of 'unprecedented' staff sickness rates and an A driver shared these pictures of the beds which will fill the NHS Nightingale Field Hospital . The BMA's Chair of Council, Dr Chaand Nagpaul said international data shows healthcare workers

A consultant at Northwick Park Hospital has pleaded with temporary staff for help. Credit: PA. In an email sent to locum staff, which has been seen by ITV News, a consultant at Northwick Park said staff expect to be in a “terrible position” in the coming weeks and need urgent support.

The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham will add an initial 500 beds, with the potential to grow to 2,000 if necessary.

While the facility in Manchester will add 500 more, with the capacity to expand to 1,000 - and Cardiff's Principality Stadium will provide up to 2,000 more.

Efforts are under way to source the doctors, nurses and non-clinical workers to staff the huge units.

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