NHS Nightingale chief nurse: We're not through the worst yet

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NHS Nightingale chief nurse: We're not through the worst yet

Thursday, 16 April

A number of new NHS Nightingale hospitals are opening across the UK - existing buildings like exhibition centres which are rapidly transformed into field hospitals in just a matter of weeks, ready to treat coronavirus patients.

Some are already treating patients, including the largest Nightingale, which is in London - it can treat up to 4,000 patients if needed. Next week, the first one in the West Country will open, in Bristol.

ITV News' Kylie Pentelow speaks to Hayley Peters, the nurse in charge of the new unit at the University of the West of England, which will have 1,000 beds. We find out how coronavirus patients will be treated, the kind of care they'll receive - and if there's a need for the hospital at all. We also ask about what's being done to manage the mental health of NHS staff at such a challenging time.

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