23 Dec 2020
by V Biggart, J Lake, A Dawnay, R Biss

P02 Providing POCT Services at the NHS Nightingale Hospital London

The NHS Nightingale Hospital London was set-up by NHS England in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide critical care for up to 4000 patients, with Barts Health providing pathology and POCT services. With five days to be patient-ready, installation and verification of essential equipment was prioritised, alongside the development and implementation of training. Subsequent devices were then verified to support increasing requirements and improve service resilience. The team rose to the challenge, establishing a safe POCT service to meet the needs of the new hospital.

Authors

V Biggart

J Lake

A Dawnay

R Biss