Coronavirus: Time-Lapse Video Shows Bristol Nightingale Hospital Construction in Days | UK News

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A time-lapse video shows how a Nightingale hospital is quickly built to treat patients with COVID-19.

The hospital is being built into a conference center at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol during the coronavirus epidemic.

It will treat up to 1,000 patients and will be made up of NHS workers, including medical students, former doctors and other key workers who have come out of retirement to help.

Nightingale hospitals part of national effort to respond to coronavirus epidemic
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Nightingale hospitals part of national effort to respond to coronavirus epidemic

The first of Nightingale’s installations opened at the ExCel Center in London earlier this week, with another site in development in Harrogate.

More than 60,000 people have now tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK, while more than 7,000 have died.

Tim Bowles, mayor of the West of England, congratulated UWE on its progress in response to the “country crisis period”.

The hospital will be able to accommodate 1,000 patients
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The hospital will accommodate 1,000 patients

He said, “Although we all hope these beds are not needed, it is only fair that we are ready.

“We all have to do our part to prepare, and for the majority of us, stay at home to stop the spread of the virus.

“However, some are capable of doing more, and I am very grateful to the University of the West of England for taking such an important step forward in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “

North Somerset Council deputy chief Mike Bell, who visited the hospital to see progress, tweeted: “Fantastic to see the progress being made to set up the NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol, which is to accept its first patients in the week starting April 20. “

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