NHS Nightingale

How Nightingale became essential

On the 21 March 2020 the world leading disease data analysts predicted there would be a shortage of 4,000 ICU beds in London even if all super surge capacity in hospitals was used. Simply put, London hospitals would not have been able to provide the clinical care to the numbers of patients we were forecast to see as a result of Coronavirus.

The specific issue here was clear; in order to provide the resilience for the NHS during the first COVID-19 wave, ICU beds had to be delivered at unprecedented speed to keep pace with the anticipated steep climb to the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.


ExCel Centre, London

Our role:

Project lead and direct contact to the NHS.
Overseeing of 200+ contractors, on a programme like no other.
Procurement, delivery, coordination of equipment and manpower.

“When we all came together on the 23 March 2020 all the models simulating how the disease may spread at that time and the projections for critical care beds across London indicated there was a shortfall running into the thousands. The delivery of this facility was urgent. We created an efficient and skilled team of teams working to a relentless drum beat.

You worked tirelessly, with a remarkable level of energy, enthusiasm and integrity to deliver on the vision.”

Andrew Panniker, NHS Trust

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