Isuzu UK has provided three D-Max pick-ups to support the construction of the NHS Nightingale – a temporary hospital to help hospitals around the Birmingham area cope with the increasing number of patients infected with Covid-19.
The first NHS Nightingale Hospital was first set up in London, after converting the ExCel London Convention Centre into a temporary hospital capable of housing up to 4,000 patients.
The NHS Nightingale in Birmingham will be the largest of all five Nightingale hospitals earmarked for construction and will have a capacity of up to 4,000 beds. Nearly 300 people have been working on the site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to relief the mounting pressure on existing healthcare services and local hospitals in one of the worst-hit regions in the UK by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Isuzu is firmly committed to helping wherever possible and is delighted to play even a small role in the construction of this important hospital. The three Utah specification pick-ups form part of the D-Max ‘All Purpose’ range and have high levels of comfort, practicality and safety which will be put to good use moving building materials around the site and to transport supplies and equipment.
Isuzu UK, Managing Director, William Brown said, “As we’re based in the most hard-hit region in the UK, we felt the need to get involved and offer assistance in our local community at this critical time. We’re really pleased to be able to contribute to such a crucial development and would encourage other frontline services to get in touch as we’re ready and willing to help further”.
The company has made four key commitments to help during the Covid-19 pandemic as many of their customers form part of the ‘key worker’ group. In addition to keeping workshops open for essential services, Isuzu is pledging to loan its fleet and demonstrator vehicles, free of charge, to those businesses and services that need to get food and medicine to people who are most in need and are hardest to reach.