Isuzu UK has provided three D-Max pickups to help support work with converting the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) into a temporary hospital.
The new facility will be the largest of all five Nightingale hospitals and will have a capacity of up to 4,000 beds, alleviating some of the pressure on hospitals in the Midlands, which has been badly hit by the epidemic; it’s the worst-affected region outside of London.
The 24/7 work on the new Nightingale site is being supported by nearly 300 people, and the three D-Max pickups will be put to use moving building materials around the site and to transport supplies and equipment.
William Brown, managing director of Isuzu UK, commented: “As a Midlands-based organisation, 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 work forms part of Isuzu’s pledge to support response efforts. With many of its customers forming part of the ‘key worker’ group, it’s made four key commitments, including keeping workshops open for essential services and loaning its fleet and demonstrator vehicles, free of charge, to aid supplies of food and medicine.