Nightingale hospitals treat fewer than 30 patients and only one of seven facilities across England is open – despite the recent surge in Covid hospital admissions
- Nightingale in Manchester cares for a few dozen patients who are now testing negative
- Nightingales in Sunderland and Harrogate were asked to be ready for patients
- On Friday, 13,328 people were hospitalized with Covid – 1,158 with ventilators
Despite the recent surge in Covid-19 hospital admissions, fewer than 30 people are currently being treated in Nightingale hospitals.
Only one of the seven facilities across the country is open, with two more ready to take in patients if needed.
The 750-bed nightingale in Manchester is caring for a few dozen patients who have now tested negative for the coronavirus but require gradual treatment after being hospitalized.
Despite the recent surge in Covid-19 hospital admissions (Nightingale Hospital staff in Sunderland, pictured), fewer than 30 people are currently being treated at Nightingale Hospitals.
The Nightingale Hospitals in Sunderland and Harrogate have been asked to be ready for patients.
On Friday there were 13,328 people in the hospital with Covid, including 1,158 with ventilators.
The 750-bed nightingale in Manchester (pictured above) in northwest England is caring for a few dozen patients who have now tested negative for the coronavirus
In the first wave of the pandemic, seven Nightingale hospitals were built for £ 220 million.
However, the NHS was largely able to deal with it, leaving only two with around 200 people treated.
It has been speculated that the nightingales could serve as centers for vaccination.
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