The UK is facing unprecedented challenges. Self-isolation, social distancing, shielding and ‘lockdown’ have left an indelible mark on the nation’s collective consciousness.
Nowhere has the crisis been felt more acutely than in the NHS. Acting as the tip of the spear in the battle against Covid-19, our National Health Service is being stretched in ways previously thought unimaginable.
London’s new NHS Nightingale Hospital, a 4,000 bed, temporary facility housed within the ExCel convention centre, has been brought into operation in record time.
According to the hospital’s COO, Natalie Forrest, it will become one of the largest medical centres worldwide, split into more than 80 wards. That this massive project is coming to fruition in such a condensed timescale is testament to the gravity of the situation we’re facing.