12/04/2021

Nightingale Facility De-Escalated

The Nightingale facility at Belfast City Hospital has been de-escalated.

The Belfast Health Trust described the move as a "significant milestone" in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

Patients with Covid will be treated at the Mater Hospital.
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In a statement, the trust said Belfast City Hospital will continue to provide care and treatment to patients across a range of specialities including haematology and renal services.

However it added that it will also be necessary to maintain flexibility within the system to respond to any potential further surges of Covid-19.

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