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Several UK hospitals closing due to no virus patients, massive failure of non-peer reviewed computer models of Neil Ferguson and Imperial College hacks who incorrectly predicted thousands more Covid-19 patients in UK and need for new hospitals that remain empty

May 5, 2020

Among several UK hospitals closing due to lack of Coronavirus patients is London’s Nightingale Hospital whose 4000 beds having remained largely empty with 51 patients over three weeks.

5/4/20 “Coronavirus UK: NHS Nightingale London closed to new patients,”

London’s flagship Nightingale Hospital will be closed to new patients and placed on standby, it has been revealed today.

Staff were sent an email this morning from chief executive, Professor Charles Knight, who told them the hospital would be placed on standby, ‘ready to resume operations as and when needed in the weeks and potentially months to come.’ [“It is understood that all staff and volunteers that have worked at the site will be given a thank you item, such as a lanyard or T-shirt, when it closes down.”]

The facility at the ExCeL Centre in east London, which opened on April 3, has the capacity to provide around 4,000 beds.

But it has remained largely empty, with just 51 patients treated in its first three weeks.

NHS England has not revealed how much has so far been spent on the Nightingale hospitals.

The facility at the ExCeL Centre in east London, which opened on April 3, has the capacity to provide around 4,000 beds.

In other developments in the coronavirus crisis today: 

*Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced a package of support worth almost £3billion to help universities weather the coronavirus crisis; 

*A smartphone app to trace the spread of coronavirus will be trialled on the Isle of Wight this week before being rolled out more widely later this month;

*A new ‘fast and accurate’ coronavirus antibody test has been developed by scientists in Edinburgh, although the company fears the NHS could miss out amid interest in Europe for the machines;

*Heathrow Airport has warned travellers could face queues a kilometre long to board flights [due to social distancing];  

Former Government chief scientific adviser Sir David King has assembled a group of experts to look at how the UK could work its way out of the lockdown in response to concerns over the ‘lack of transparency’ coming from the Sage group of advisers; [“The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) provides scientific and technical advice to support government decision makers during emergencies“]

Rail unions have today been accused of trying to stymie Britain’s recovery while holding the country to ransom after they said it was ‘premature’ to open up the country’s public transport network when the lockdown eases.

How many nightingale hospitals are being built and which are open?

NHS England has announced eight temporary hospitals to aid in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

The hospitals are in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Harrogate, Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast and Bristol. 

LONDON: Opened on April 3, the London hospital was opened by Prince Charles via video link but from today will stop receiving patients.

MANCHESTER: Opened on April 19, the Manchester facility located in the main central hall of the former Manchester Central railway station, is equipped to take 750 coronavirus patients. It has not yet been confirmed if it has any patients.

BIRMINGHAM: Opened on April 16, the Birmingham hospital set up in the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) has a 500 bed capacity, that can be increased to 1,500 if necessary. It had not treated any patients by April 26 and remains unclear if any have been admitted since.

BRISTOL: Opened on April 27, the hospital at the University of the West of England, is able to look after up to 1,000 patients. It had no patients by May 1.   

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBEROpened on April 21, the hospital at the Harrogate Convention centre will be able to care for up to 500. It has not yet been confirmed if it has had any patients.

EXETER AND TYNE AND WEAR: The Exeter and Tyne and Wear sites are both expected to be open in early May and will add up to 700 beds. 

BELFAST: Belfast City Hospital’s tower block has been transformed into Northern Ireland’s first Nightingale hospital – a 230-bed unit staffed by a team drawn from across Northern Ireland.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman told MailOnline: ‘In relation to London, it is not likely that in the coming days we will need to be admitting patients to the London Nightingale while coronavirus in the capital remains under control.

‘That is obviously a very positive thing and we are grateful to everybody in London for following the government’s advice and helping to protect the NHS.

‘What the Nightingale will be is effectively placed on stand by so it would be ready to receive patients should that be required but we are not anticipating that will be the case.’…

Staff at the hospital were told at a meeting on Friday that a decision on its future was expected to be made early this week.

Professor Knight told them today: ‘Thanks to the determination of Londoners following expert advice to stay home and save lives, we haven’t had to expand Nightingale’s capacity….

A leaked internal email, obtained by the Daily Mail, said that while the hospital remained open and ‘in theory accepting admissions’ it now looked likely that the initial peak of the coronavirus outbreak had passed.

It added: ‘Therefore one possible outcome is for this site to be put into hibernation – ready to come out of hibernation, but not requiring staffing.’ 

It is understood that all staff and volunteers that have worked at the site will be given a thank you item, such as a lanyard or T-shirt, when it closes down.

There were also plans for two more in Exeter and Tyne and Wear, although it is believed these may now be scrapped….

Asked at the Government’s daily press briefing if the hospitals were built in error, Professor Powis said: ‘Absolutely 100% not….

‘We are not through this yet and although government policy and the scientific advice is to try and ensure that the virus does not start to spread widely again, we can never absolutely be certain.””


Added: If your kids attack you during lockdown:

Added: 5/4/20, Further £1,500,000 [$1.6 million] spent on safe housing for domestic abuse victims in lockdown,, Courtney-Guy…[Above image]

“London Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged an extra £1.5 million to house domestic abuse victims fleeing home in London. The Mayor’s office claims accommodation has been secured for 82 victims amid a spike in domestic abuse reports since the coronavirus outbreak began. Calls to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline have risen 25 per cent since the lockdown began on March 23, while 17,275 incidents were recorded by the Met police between March 9 and April 19. The Met’s figures represent a 9 per cent increase on the same time last year. Refuges and support services have struggled to find enough appropriate lodgings to meet the rise in demand….

The flats, many of which are large enough to house victims and their children, are being leased for six months with a potential renewal thereafter. Support is available for anyone needing to leave their homes for a variety of reasons including experiencing violence or controlling behaviour, forced marriage or being physically threatened by their child.”…




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