Coronavirus: London’s new Nightingale Hospital treats ‘just 19 coronavirus patients over the Easter weekend’

London’s new Nightingale Hospital treats ‘just 19 coronavirus patients over the Easter weekend’ despite having a 4,000-patient capacity – because ‘established hospitals also have doubled their ICU beds’ [LINK]

London’s Nightingale Hospital sat almost empty with just 19 coronavirus patients treated over the Easter weekend.

The 4,000 capacity flagship hospital was opened by Prince Charles via video link almost two weeks ago and is designed to handle a large surge in coronavirus cases.

However data circulated to health chiefs and seen by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) shows some hospitals have been able to double their ICU capacity, to 1,555 beds, despite rising levels of infections.

It also showed only 19 patients were receiving treatment over the Easter weekend at the facility located in the Docklands.