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NHS Nightingale Hospital
ExCeL to become temporary hospital
In London, ExCeL is preparing to open as the new NHS Nightingale Hospital. The temporary hospital will initially provide up to 500 beds equipped with ventilators and oxygen. The capacity will then continue to increase, potentially up to several thousand beds, should it be required. Jeremy Rees, CEO, ExCeL London, said: "We are proud to be able to accommodate the increasing demand for hospital beds and will work with the NHS to facilitate this request. The team at ExCeL London will ensure that we work with the government and relevant authorities to support their efforts in seeing the British people and the UK through this unprecedented crisis". NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens, said: "This will be a model of care never needed or seen before in this country, but our specialist doctors are in touch with their counterparts internationally who are also opening facilities like this in response to the shared global pandemic".