ExCeL Centre to be used as hospital during COVID-19 crisis

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock

London exhibition space overseen by military to hold up to 4,000 patients and 500 hospital beds

The ExCeL Centre conference hall in London is to be converted into a makeshift hospital to treat patients during the coronavirus crisis, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced last night. Known as the Nightingale Hospital, the temporary facility will initially provide 500 beds equipped with ventilators and oxygen, and will eventually hold up to 4,000 patients. The Ministry of Defence plans to visit the location alongside the NHS at the weekend with the hope of opening the hospital early next...

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