To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each NHS Nightingale Hospital, what was the cost of (1) acquiring, building and converting the space to be used as a hospital, (2) running the hospital since its creation, and (3) keeping the hospital on standby but unused.
11 January 2021
Estimates previously provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement to the Department indicated that the set-up cost for the Nightingale hospitals would be approximately £220 million. The following table breaks down the original estimate by each individual Nightingale Hospital:
Set up Costs £’000
Accurate estimates for per site running costs and stand-by costs are not yet available.
NHS England and NHS Improvement are in the process of reviewing all spending incurred for each individual site. The forecast for total costs including set-up, running costs, stand-by costs, and costs of decommissioning across all Nightingales will reach around £532 million covering the tail end of 2020/21 and 2021/22.