Nightingale hospital at UWE taking shape

April 17 2020
Nightingale hospital at UWE taking shape

The NHS has said it expects the first patients to arrive by the end of this month.

 

New pictures of Bristol’s Nightingale Hospital have emerged showing the impressive progress that has been made in the three weeks since work began.

The facility taking shape at the University of the West of England’s Frenchay campus is one of five in England that will provide specialist care for patients critically ill with Covid-19.

Housed at the university’s Exhibition and Conference Centre, the new hospital will be able to treat up to 1,000 patients once it is finished.

The NHS has said it expects the first patients to arrive by the end of this month.

Earlier images showed how hundreds of dividing walls were erected to create individual bed spaces.

New images show that the bed spaces are separated into different colour-coded zones, such as blue, green, pink and orange.

Every bed space is individually numbered.

The facility is expected to relieve some of the pressure on the region’s hospitals, including the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Southmead.

Bristol’s Nightingale Hospital will be run by North Bristol NHS Trust.

A team of senior clinicians, specialists and managers with a combined 180 years of experience working in the NHS have been appointed to oversee the operation.