Use of Nightingale Hospitals

Would it be a sensible idea to make much more regularuse of these hospitals from now on? All patients in conurbations with Covid symptoms could go there for treatment hence freeing up other hospitals to focus on their “normal” procedures plus reduce cross infections . As a non medic, there are probably good reasons for not doing this.

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All patients would benefit.

by Zipmorrison on May 09, 2020 at 02:33PM

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  • Posted by SteveR57 May 09, 2020 at 14:39

    Lots of sense in this. The simple truth is that people are needing heart operations and kidney transplants and a thousand different major and minor procedures. Keep the nightingale hospitals for Covid and start the operations up again in at least one major hospital per city, kept Covid free. The queues will never catch upotherwisw
  • Posted by wisteria May 09, 2020 at 15:44

    I think the problem might be staffing. Not sure if there is enough nursing and medical staff available to cover the extra beds. Currently staff are working long hours and there is emergency help from the lesser trained. This is acceptable during a crisis, but shouldn’t be long term practice.
  • Posted by Myviews May 09, 2020 at 16:27

    I see a lot of sense in this suggestion. It would allow all other medical issues to be addressed. If sufficient staff are available to do this it would allow other treatments and routine procedures to continue and encourage people in need of medical treatment to attend at a much earlier stage.
  • Posted by Maggi May 09, 2020 at 22:44

    Agree with zipmorrison, SteveR57 and Myviews. In addition, I would suggest that all patients who require close contact with medical staff should be Covid tested before admittance or outpatient consultation; thereby protecting the safety of the medical staff treating them.
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