Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 7th April, 2020)
Photo: Brian (iPhone)
Many, many years ago I was a doctor in the emergency clinic at Wigan Infirmary. (It was called Casualty in those days). It is good to see that they are increasing the unit to cope with the pandemic that is affecting the whole world now. I must say that I am most thankful that I am retired now, and unable to help out. At the age of 84 years with memory failure and hearing loss, I would be more dangerous to the patients than the virus is. I sincerely hope that all p-a-d viewers remain safe.
You stay safe too Alan
Very informative Brian. Here in the North East there are a number of specialist facilities in place, but plans are afoot for a temporary facility near the Nissan site south of the river.
Alan - from your posts, would have put you much younger than 84!
Keep safe everyone.
I'm surprised this project hasn't received more media coverage than it has so far. BBC North West has shown soldiers taking camp beds into Penrith Leisure Centre to create a 'field hospital' there - but nothing about this project taking place from scratch in the hospital car park.
Yes I agree with you Rev, I was passing the hospital yesterday and the builders were working flat out to get the new wards finished.
Theres a photo on the Messageboard section of Wiganworld
David, BBC and local news are being very circumspect here in the North East. We saw Penrith, Whitehaven, Kendal - and reference made to Barrow.
However, movements from Catterick have been extensive. The rifle range up in Otterburn has double the number of vehicles on site.
No coverage at all.
It was on the Granada Reports news last Friday.
When I first saw things happening at the RAEI I did a Google, and a website came up which showed a video of the work as it progressed - but that seems to have disappeared. Seems a bit strange. It's no wonder silly things get around when we seem to be being kept in the dark about something which I think most folk would see as a Good Thing - viz. the celebratory opening of the Excel Nightingale Hospital in London.
Apologies if it's my fault I can't find the site again....
Seeing this work taking place got me wondering how difficult it would be to convert the old Morrisons building at Ince into a temporary emergency unit for the overspill from RAE ?
Rev is this the video you was looking for
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