NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol
NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol is part of the national effort to respond to the coronavirus (Covid-19) health emergency. It is designed to provide the highest level of specialist care for critically ill coronavirus patients in the Severn area critical care network.
Run by North Bristol NHS Trust it is one part of a network approach to the management of critical care services across Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset, Bath, North East Somerset, Wiltshire, Somerset and South Gloucester.
The NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol provides the region with an additional dedicated ventilator facility to help manage any additional capacity needed for critically ill COVID-19 patients.
Flexibility has been built into the planning so that as the clinical picture and patient requirements evolve, the hospital will be able to adapt accordingly.
Staff for the hospital are being drawn from within the NHS and from across a range of organisations.
Based at the University of the West of England (Bristol) Exhibition and Conference Centre will over time expand to accommodate 300 patients if local services need them.
NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol is a specialist treatment hospital. It will not be available for ‘walk in’ treatment. The hospital is devoted to receiving patients who have already been intubated and ventilated at other hospitals across the south west.
The health and safety of our patients and staff is our absolute priority and we have robust procedures to prevent infection and transmission.
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