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Coronavirus: Hospitals

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 90311, tabled on 9 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total cost was of setting up, running and closing the Nightingale hospitals.

Answered on

15 December 2021

Total projected funding for the Nightingale hospital programme was ring-fenced at £466 million. National Health Service providers are currently auditing the accounts for 2020/21 and the final spending outturn will be published in due course.

NHS England and NHS Improvement advise that regions were responsible for co-ordinating the redistribution of assets including beds and medical equipment from the Nightingale hospitals. Each host trust is responsible for managing a list of these assets. The remaining surplus stock has been collected and made available for national redistribution under the existing warehousing, asset tracking and logistics contracts.