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Venues across UK becoming temporary hospitals

31 Mar 2020

I’m sure most of you are now tired and and fed up of news being all about Coronvirus and could use some good and positive news on other subjects, but sadly this is the life we currently live in and we are no different…

As a venue finding agent, we’d like to share the current list of the venues which are set to become temporary hospitals to help our brilliant NHS fight the disease which has already significantly affected the whole world! #ThankYouNHS

The latest venue announced to become a temporary hospital is The Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow.

It is expected that events venue turned into field hospital will accommodate 1000+ beds and will be run by NHS medical personnel.

SEC Centre is joining a list of 4 other event venues set to become emergency hospitals to cope with Covid-19:

  • Cardiff’s Principality Stadium

  • Birmingham’s NEC

  • Manchester Central

  • ExCeL London

ExCeL London’s facility which has been named Nightingale Hospital have a capacity of 4,000+ beds, while NEC will have a capacity for 5,000 beds and Manchester Central 1,000.

Ruth May, chief nursing officer for England, said: “The NHS is mobilising like never before, but the scale of this challenge has not been seen in peacetime so we need all the support we can get.

“Thousands of nurses, medics and other expert staff are returning to work alongside us, but we need everyone to do their bit – whether that is working in one of our current health or social care services, working in the Nightingale Hospital, volunteering to help the NHS or following government advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

As a venue finding agent we are very pleased to see that event venues across the country are contributing to to this crisis and working together with the NHS to save lives!

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