AIS Vanguard has delivered vital medical equipment and oxygen to London’s ExCel Centre as it is transformed into a makeshift hospital to provide support for thousands of patients with coronavirus.

The industrial engineering company delivered ventilators and liquid oxygen on behalf of BOC to the NHS Nightingale Hospital, based at the ExCel Centre, as the NHS prepares for the tsunami of the pandemic.

The temporary hospital will initially provide 500 beds with capacity up to several thousand, should it be required.

“The movement of equipment is a standard service from AIS Vanguard, however, given the current climate, we feel it is our duty to step up and help in any way we can. This includes going out of our usual remit, where necessary,” a spokesperson from AIS Vanguard said.

“The movement of liquid oxygen and ventilators for BOC ensures each bed has the resources required to fight against the virus.”

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Alongside the ExCel Centre in London, Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and the Manchester Arena are also gearing up to become a temporary field hospitals.

AIS Vanguard said it is ready to continue the fight and help where necessary to ensure hospitals and treatment facilities have everything required from BOC to effectively treat patients.