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.
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:
Set up costs £’000
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.