Nightingale Hospital North West
Opening in April 2020, the Nightingale Hospital in Manchester is a key facility in the region’s response to Covid-19 and is part of the NHS’ mobilisation plan to deal with the virus.
The facility, based at the Central Conference Centre (formally G-Mex), will provide both oxygen therapy and general medical care for Covid-19 patients who do not need critical care and has been opened on a gradual and safe basis over recent weeks.
Until now (18th May 2020), Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has not needed to make use of its facilities. This is because the number of Covid positive inpatients has remained fairly constant and did not reach its predicted peak in mid-May. Equally, the number of emergency and urgent admissions into Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital have been far lower than normal.
However, recent national and local publicity surrounding the importance of continuing to use non-Covid Hospital services has been successful. This means the number of non-Covid patients within our hospitals is rising.
As such, we will now begin to refer appropriate Covid positive patients to the Nightingale facility. All referrals made will of course be consensual and once patients are ready to be discharged from the Nightingale, North West Ambulance Service will arrange for their transfer back to their normal place of residence.
The Nightingale Hospital’s facilities are of a high quality and is staffed with a fully multi-disciplinary team and leadership team with great experience and reputations.
Nightingale have kindly provided us with this updated 18 page presentation to provide you with more information about the facility.