Temporary hospitals (NHS Nightingale Hospitals) have been opening across the UK for critical care related to Covid-19. The time between planning and completion for these projects has been an astounding feat for construction teams across the country and is a true testament to the power of collaboration within the sector, especially if projects are cost or time sensitive.
The NHS Nightingale Jersey (Channel Islands) project was announced on 9th April with works being carried out as a joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine, Garenne Construction Group and FES Group. Construction was completed on 4th May and the hospital officially opened on 11th May, less than a month since construction began.
A team from The Netherlands were also brought over to assist in the planning of the build, which was erected on a playing field close to the current hospital. The hospital was built in such a way that it is very modular- being able to accommodate more or fewer beds as needed.
NHS Nightingale Jersey joins seven temporary hospitals opened across the UK that have been built within the last two months.
We are proud to support NHS Nightingale Jersey and extend a huge thank you to all key workers around the world.