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Coronavirus: Hospitals

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 168965, tabled on 15 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of setting up and maintaining each of the seven Nightingale hospitals.

Answered on

22 March 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:

Site

Set up costs £’000

London

57,411

Birmingham

66,408

Manchester

23,471

Harrogate

27,314

Bristol

14,209

Exeter

11,163

Sunderland

20,102

Total

220,078

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 sites will reach around £532 million across financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

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Department of Health and Social Care