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Nightingale hospitals

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Anniezee Tue 15-Dec-20 14:44:20

Anyone heard of what has happened to the Nightingale hospitals - so lauded in the first lockdown? You don't hear them mentioned any more even though virus cases are rapidly rising and they tell us that NHS is going to be seriously under threat.

Ellianne Tue 15-Dec-20 14:49:14

One word answer : no staff.

Charleygirl5 Tue 15-Dec-20 14:49:34

I think the problem is staffing a Nightingale and also the hospital where those patients would have been admitted to instead.

Charleygirl5 Tue 15-Dec-20 14:52:47

Ellianne our posts crossed.

Anniezee Tue 15-Dec-20 14:56:49

Ellianne - that's two words!! smile

brazenp75 Tue 15-Dec-20 15:00:37

Once the government ensured our European workers went home, with tier policies,
the NHS has been very short of staff, and there are not enough staff for hospitals or Nightingales.

Ellianne Tue 15-Dec-20 15:51:50

Anniezee

Ellianne - that's two words!! smile

grin
I knew someone would spot that so I tried to put one word in bold!!

Jane10 Tue 15-Dec-20 17:11:05

I was reading that an American firm had been given the contract to dismantle our one in Glasgow.

Jane10 Tue 15-Dec-20 17:24:27

Just checked. £400,000 contract awarded to an American company to decommission the Louisa Jordan hospital. 😐

paddyanne Tue 15-Dec-20 17:27:14

The one in Glasgow has been used for clinics,it has seen 12000 patients since June and been used for training new medical staff in " a covid free environement" 'Figures were released yesterday by Jeanne Freeman after questioning by Monica Lennon (labour MSP).Figures were confirmed by Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board .