Nightingale hospital

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Dear Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to receive information regarding the NHS Nightingale Newcastle hospital.

Specifically I would like to know:

1 – What is the status of the Nightingale hospital as of January 4, 2021? Is the Nightingale available for the health trust to use to treat patients, is it mothballed, has it been closed down, or another status?
(Please note, this question was asked previously in FOI ref RO/MW/GB/FOI of October 2, 2020. I am now seeking the most current information as of January 4, 2021.)

2 – How many patients have been treated at the Nightingale hospital from its date of opening to January 4, 2021?
(Please note, this question was asked previously in FOI ref RO/MW/GB/FOI of October 2, 2020. I am now seeking the most current information as of January 4, 2021.)

3 – Is the Nightingale being used as/or has it been used as a cancer testing/treatment facility from its date of opening to January 4, 2021? Please state whether the hospital is currently being used for this purpose or has been previously?

4 – Is the Nightingale being used as/or has it been used as a Covid-19 treatment facility from its date of opening to January 4, 2021? Please state whether the hospital is currently being used for this purpose or has been previously?

5 - Is the Nightingale being used for/or has it been used to deliver any other patient treatment from its date of opening to January 4, 2021? If so, please give brief details of how it has been used.

6 - What is the budgeted monthly running cost/or budgeted monthly standby cost for the Nightingale hospital?

7 - What is the number of beds at the Nightingale hospital?

8 - What is the number of ITU or ICU beds at the Nightingale hospital?

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,
Emma Youle

FREEDOM.INFORMATION (THE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

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