UNITED KINGDOM – Work begins to build NHS Nightingale hospital at Harrogate Convention Centre. Andrew Jones MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough said the centre is a versatile space. Pictures show a hive of activity around Harrogate Convention Centre, as work begins on Yorkshire’s NHS Nightingale hospital.
The conference centre will become a temporary hospital similar to the new Nightingale facility in London, and Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones said the town ‘will play its full part’ in the fight against COVID-19.
Mr Jones said the centre is a versatile space in a well-connected location that has previously been used for high-profile functions.
He said: “The fight against the coronavirus outbreak is a national endeavour and I am proud that Harrogate is playing its full part in that fight. The convention centre provides versatile space in a well-connected location that has proved itself over decades. It has been successfully used for high-profile, high-security sensitive functions and I believe these factors will have been important in the Government and NHS deciding we should host a Nightingale hospital.”