Harrogate Convention Centre have pledged their readiness to support NHS colleagues after it was confirmed NHS Nightingale will remain in place over the Winter months.

The NHS are set to retain Harrogate Convention Centre as a Nightingale hospital going forward in order to provide extra capacity in the battle against the rising number of coronavirus cases.

And Director at Harrogate Convention Centre Paula Lorimer says they remain ‘proud to support the NHS’ and plan to collaborate with health colleagues.

Paula Lorimer, director of Harrogate Convention Centre, said:

“We are ready to support the NHS to ensure the Nightingale hospital Yorkshire and Humber is available if needed, and we thank the local community and customers for their understanding as the country continues to battle Covid-19.

“We have staff on standby to work with health colleagues to bring the facility online when required.

“While we remain very proud to support the NHS and the response to the coronavirus, it’s also essential that we continue to lobby the government at every level for a post-Nightingale recovery plan for the venue, the industry, and the Harrogate district.

“We are collaborating with our industry friends and peers at AEV, AEO, and ESSA and call for a time-limited package to save our sector and thousands of jobs.”

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