Birmingham’s Nightingale hospital has not taken a patient since it opened 10 days ago, its chief executive has said.
The hospital was officially opened by the Duke of Cambridge on April 16, based inside the National Exhibition Centre.
It was intended to take up to 500 coronavirus patients from 23 Midlands hospitals.
On Sunday, however, the chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust said it was a “good thing” the hospital had not received any patients.
It showed the NHS had “absorbed” the extra pressure, Dr David Rosser said.