Table 2

Field (Nightingale) hospital occupancy and capacity

Nightingale hospital locationOccupied beds at peak (n)*Maximum operational beds (n)*Maximum theoretical capacity (beds)
London (Excel Centre)661124000
Manchester (Convention Centre)47721000
Birmingham (National Exhibition Centre)002000
Bristol (University of West England)NANA1000
Washington (Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing)NANA450
Harrogate (Convention Centre)00500
Exeter (Westpoint Arena)NANA200
  • *Several hospitals were formally opened, but never reported an occupied bed, as such they did not appear in the SitRep data set (denoted by NA in the table). Those that were in the data set but had no patients are denoted by ‘0’.

  • NA, not available; SitRep, situation report.