Nightingale hospitals to close from April

  • Chris Easom
  • March 31, 2021

The network of emergency Nightingale hospitals set up to cope with a surge of Covid-19 cases is to close from April, the NHS has said. Established last spring amid fears that the NHS might be overwhelmed, the temporary hospitals in England were largely not needed. Some were used as rehab centres and the sites in London and Sunderland will stay open for vaccinations. The NHS said they had been the “ultimate insurance policy”.