Inside Spurs’ makeshift coronavirus operation where nurses test 70 people a day

first_img7TOTTENHAM proved they are just what the doctor ordered – as their new stadium yesterday became the first Prem ground to be used as a coronavirus testing site.The North London club has let the NHS use its new £1billion arena as a giant Covid-19 swabbing centre and medical day centre.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates7 Tottenham’s new stadium is being used as a coronavirus testing siteCredit: Tottenham HotspurThe stadium’s huge basement car park is being used to conduct the drive-through Covid-19 operation for nearby North Middlesex University Hospital staff, their families and dependents.Around 70 tests a day are expected to be carried out each day from Monday-Friday between 10am-2pm by a team of 10 nurses.The North Middlesex has also relocated its Women’s Outpatient Services department to the stadium to free up much-needed capacity at the hospital itself to treat patients facing Covid symptoms whilst supporting the redirection of pregnant women away from the hospital during the pandemic.The ground Media Entrance and Cafe is now used as a main reception and welfare area for visitors and NHS staff.7 70 people a day are being tested in the underground car parkCredit: Tottenham Hotspur7 A brave team of ten nurses are working at the £1bn arenaCredit: Tottenham HotspurGive now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealThe NFL Away changing room areas are now used as a Maternal Day Unit.The interview rooms off of the players’ tunnel – where post-match TV interviews are normally conducted – as well as the referees’ area, are now used as consultation and scanning rooms.And the away dressing room area are now used as a Midwives Clinical Room and staff Admin Office.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said: “We are proud to be handing over our stadium to our wonderful NHS as we fight Covid-19 together.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’“We reached out to the NHS and the Mayor of London’s Office when the pandemic first started to explore ways in which our stadium’s facilities could be of use, so we are pleased to see this now becoming a reality.“I should like to commend staff at North Middlesex Hospital, along with our own Stadium Operations team, who have worked tirelessly over recent weeks to find solutions to transform our stadium for such a vital cause.”Middlesex Hospital chief executive Maria Kane said: “We are so grateful to Tottenham Hotspur for providing their wonderful facilities for our staff, patients and local community during these difficult times.”7 Jose Mourinho’s press conference room is being used by nurses as a briefing roomCredit: Tottenham Hotspur7 Other nurses in the concourse at Tottenham’s stadiumCredit: Tottenham Hotspur7Credit: Tottenham HotspurTottenham midfielder Dele Ali shows off incredible house & home cinema while on lockdownlast_img read more