ADNEC's UK exhibition centre turns into hospital for COVID-19 patients
Named the NHS Nightingale Hospital, ExCeL London is being refitted to take hundreds of beds with oxygen and ventilators
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company (ADQ), is co-operating with the public health authorities in the United Kingdom to turn ExCeL London – an exhibition venue within the ADNEC Group – into an emergency field hospital for the treatment of patients infected with coronavirus strain of COVID-19.
Named the NHS Nightingale Hospital, the facility will have a capacity of 4,000 beds and will be able to provide a comprehensive range of medical support facilities for those infected with COVID-19.
The hospital will contain two wards, each of which can hold 2,000 people.
@ExCeLLondon, an #ADNEC Group company, will become a temporary hospital from next week, providing support for thousands more patients in England. Named NHS Nightingale Hospital, ExCeL London is being refitted to take hundreds of beds with oxygen and ventilators pic.twitter.com/gBAv87Dvmq— ADNEC Group (@ADNECGroup) March 28, 2020
ExCeL London is London’s largest international exhibition and convention centre and was acquired by ADNEC in 2008. The venue includes London’s only International Convention Centre, ICC London which was opened in 2010 with funding by ADNEC.
ADNEC has also expressed its sympathies with all those around the world affected by the global pandemic and has highlighted the importance of everyone playing a role in national and international efforts across borders, by working with the government to combat the spread of COVID-19.