I never believed my outbreak experience gained with UK-Med would be required in the UK.
Our Humanitarian Health Advisor David Anderson has been seconded to the NHS Nightingale North West for three months as the Director of Quality and IPC, bringing his experience of responding to a multitude of outbreaks from Ebola in West Africa to the recent measles outbreak in Samoa.
“I have had the privilege of working around the world in many different contexts with some special individuals and teams as part of my work with UK-Med. I never believed my outbreak experience gained with UK-Med would be required in the UK.
Working at NHS Nightingale North West has been one of the most spectacular examples of teams from all sectors working together to deliver, in the shortest of timescales, a facility which can deliver the highest possible level of care to the wonderfully diverse population in the North West.
It’s been inspiring to work with colleagues to ensure we can and will deliver the highest possible level of care in these most challenging of conditions. However, my endearing hope is that all of this work will not be required, as I truly hope and wish that the Nightingale facilities will never be required to operate fully, as this will mean that we have contained COVID-19, and limited this most difficult of diseases.
Stay safe and take care.”
Read more about the NHS Nightingale North West, which opened on Easter Monday, here.