ExCel London: the New NHS Nightingale Hospital
To meet the increasing demand for hospital beds during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ExCEL London Exhibition centre is being converted into a temporary NHS hospital.
The ExCel London is a well know conference and exhibition venue in the UK, which has previously hosted events for the 2012 London Olympic games. It is now getting ready to open its doors for the NHS from next week.
A 4000 bed temporary hospital has been planned with the support of NHS healthcare staff and the UK Military.
The initial launch will be with 500 inpatient beds with capacity to support ventilation for COVID-19 patients.
Source: ExCel London, homepage
Image source: Health Education England
Health Education England has provided access to support-19 and medical learning resources to support healthcare staff and returning professionals (see link below)
The Coronavirus Programme by HEE (Programme homepage)
As part of the clinical team we had first debrief at The #NightingaleHospital @ExCeLLondon which left me speechless. It is getting ready to accommodate up to 4000 ventilated patients with #coronavirus. The military, NHS and partners working hard to save lives.Proud to be British pic.twitter.com/omXq4kgWxH— Prof Shafi Ahmed (@ShafiAhmed5) March 26, 2020