The NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber at Harrogate Convention Centre will be “stood down” from 1st April.

The health service have this morning confirmed the closure in a statement released to Your Harrogate.

Harrogate’s Nightingale Hospital opened almost a year ago in April 2020, following a virtual ceremony conducted by Captain Sir Tom Moore.

The Harrogate facility is one of a number of ‘Nightingales’ across the country which is set to shut.

The Nightingale at Harrogate Convention Centre has not been needed to treat any Covid-19 patients, but has been used to carry out scans and diagnostic imaging on non-Covid patients. This work will continue for the coming weeks, until the facility is officially stood down next month.

A spokesperson for NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber, said:

“Throughout the pandemic, the NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber has played an invaluable role to support routine care in the region, providing safe and fast access to important diagnostics test for patients.

“The NHS has been building resilience across permanent services throughout the pandemic and the time is now right to stand the Nightingale hospital down.”