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Coronavirus: NEC 'ready and willing' to be field hospital

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Coronavirus: NEC 'ready and willing' to be field hospital


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The venue, close to Birmingham Airport, hosts events including Crufts

The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is “ready and willing” to become a temporary field hospital if required during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Birmingham site, which host events including Crufts, could see exhibition halls used to treat patients.

NEC group chief executive Paul Thandi said they were “committed to playing our part” should the need arise.

On Tuesday it was announced the ExCel Centre in London will become a field hospital with 4,000 beds.

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