NHS Nightingale will open to day patients

The NHS Nightingale Hospital in Bristol is to open for children and adults’ routine appointments to ease pressures on hospitals in the region caused by Covid-19.
Nightingale opens

Next week the NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol, which was created to treat very ill Covid-patients, will offer a paediatric day case service for patients from Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) as well as a new high-volume eye assessment hub for patients at Bristol Eye Hospital (BEH). No inpatient or Covid-19 care will be undertaken at the hospital at the same time as these services. It is currently on standby and will revert back to an intensive care facility for Covid if needed.

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Note for patients - while these services are being provided at the Nightingale, other services are continuing to be provided at BEH and BRHC, so if you or your child is booked for an appointment please check the location on your appointment letter.

The NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol will shortly begin hosting outpatient clinics and day case services so that the NHS in the region has capacity to provide routine care and treat those with Covid-19.” The NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol is a purpose-built intensive care unit designed to provide the highest level of specialist care for critically ill patients.
— Tim Whittlestone Chief Medical Officer, NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol

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