Devices that were originally installed at the ExCel Center in London are no longer available, as beds and fans have already been removed

Nightingale Hospital in London remains on standby to admit patients, although some equipment has been removed from the site, NHS England has confirmed

Hospitals are currently seeing more Covid-19 patients than at the height of the first wave of the virus in April, and NHS England posted on Jan. December a letter to the trusts asking them to plan the use of additional facilities as the number of patients increased. Patients with the virus

It is believed that some equipment that was originally on the ExCel center location in London is no longer in place, and beds and fans have already been removed, newspapers reported

An NHS spokesman said: “The nightingale in London remains on standby and will be available when needed to support the capital’s hospitals

“In the meantime, it is important that Londoners do everything possible to reduce transmission and reduce the number of new infections that otherwise inevitably lead to more preventable deaths”

Dr Nick Scriven, past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “It is not just the case to use Nightingale Hospital as there is simply no staff to run them as they were originally intended (mini) intensive care units )

“They might play a role in using them as rehab units for those who are recovering, but where do we find the specialist staff?” The NHS just doesn’t have the capacity to spare someone ”

Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth said Nightingale Hospital opened “with great effort and great fanfare.”

The Labor MP tweeted, “But the reality is that Tory has not invested in training and staffing for years and the NHS does not need enough staff”

The 116-bed hospital, built on the site of a former retail site, has been established to provide additional capacity to support existing NHS services in the Southwest

The Nightingale Hospital on the NEC site near Birmingham and in Yorkshire, Manchester Bristol and Sunderland also remain on standby

Temporary locations in Wales have already been closed, including one facility with 2000 beds at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium

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Source: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/nightingale-hospitals-remain-standby-despite-19533413