NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber
Cause UK is providing media relations for the Harrogate Convention Centre which has been re-purposed into a temporary hospital. The ‘NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber’ will form a vital part of the NHS’s surge capacity in the response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Based at the Harrogate Convention Centre, the hospital will initially provide some 500 beds equipped with ventilators and oxygen.
Paula Lorimer, Director of the Harrogate Convention Centre, will be available for press interview in the coming days, but can only speak from a venue point of view and not on any clinical matters. Do get in touch if you require an interview by contacting email@example.com, 07534 892 715.
For NHS media enquiries, please contact the NHS England national team firstname.lastname@example.org 0113 825 0958.
Read the official NHS press release here.
Harrogate Convention Centre Statement
As COVID-19 has spread around the world, the impact has been devastating and our hearts go out to those who have been and continue to be personally affected.
Convention centres around the UK are being re-purposed to help the NHS in the battle against COVID-19.
Harrogate Convention Centre will be one of those temporary hospitals.
Like the rest of the country, we want to do all we can to help during this unprecedented national and global crisis.
“At Harrogate Convention Centre, we are proud to support the NHS and are enormously grateful to, and in awe of, our health and care professionals. They are truly heroic in responding to COVID 19. We, and no doubt the entire town, will do all we can to support their efforts. We are working closely with our partners and colleagues at Harrogate Borough Council, and I thank them for their support and clear direction on ensuring the challenge of transforming our building is met swiftly. I would also like to thank all of the staff at the venue, who without hesitation came back to their posts to ensure the Nightingale Harrogate Hospital will open on time.” – Director, Paula Lorimer
For all those we work with in our town, we know you will do your utmost to accommodate and support the front line staff who will be playing such a vital role in the battle against COVID-19.
We are sure the Harrogate community will welcome the hard-working doctors, nurses, health professionals and support workers during this difficult time.
Once this crisis is over, we will all want to look back with pride in how we responded.
Notes to Editors
You can find the story of the venue here: https://www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk/about/our-story
And generic photos of the venue if needed here: https://www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk/organisers/resources
Harrogate Convention Centre website https://www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk/