Coronavirus UK: Staff prepare for first Covid-19 patients in London’s Nightingale Hospital

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London’s new NHS Nightingale Hospital could need a staggering 16,000 members of staff to treat coronavirus patients should it reach full capacity.

The new 4,000-bed temporary facility at the ExCel convention centre is due to open this week despite building work only starting last Wednesday.

Split into more than 80 wards containing 42 beds each, the Nightingale will become one of the biggest hospitals in the world, according to its chief operating officer Natalie Forrest.

And Ms Forrest said a “scary” number of staff would be needed to run the facility at full capacity and appealed for volunteers to come forward.

Read more: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/nhs-nightingale-hospital-london-coronavirus-staff-full-capacity-a4403436.html

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