NHS facilities at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium return home
Fri 31 July 2020, 09:00|Tottenham Hotspur
It is time to bid farewell to our friends at North Middlesex University Hospital, who will be transferring their Women’s Outpatient Services, accommodated at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since April, back to the hospital over the weekend.
During these extraordinary times, we reached out to offer use of the stadium’s world-class facilities to assist our local hospital in its fight against COVID-19.
Familiar areas - including the NFL Away dressing room area, flash interview rooms and our Media Café - have been transformed for clinical use, assisting the redirection of pregnant women away from the main hospital during the pandemic, as well as freeing up capacity to treat COVID patients.
The Club worked to ensure NHS services could continue at the stadium following the return of Premier League football on 19 June.
As a result, more than 41,500 appointments have been delivered by the Women’s Outpatient Services at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since 14 April.
Drive-through COVID-19 testing, offered within the stadium’s basement car park, will continue until further notice.
Maria Kane, Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, said: “It’s hard to express how grateful we are to Tottenham Hotspur, and how much of a positive impact the Club’s generosity has had on local health services during this pandemic.
“On behalf of our patients, staff and local community, I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Tottenham Hotspur, especially chairman Daniel Levy, and all the stadium staff, for their selfless hard work in making this partnership so beneficial for our shared local population.”
Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We are extremely proud of how successful the transferral of North Middlesex’s Women’s Outpatient Services to the stadium has been during these unprecedented times.
“I have seen first-hand how much of a lift being within the stadium setting has given the hard-working staff and how comforting the experience has been for patients that have visited.
“Whilst we are encouraged that NHS services can now safely return to the hospital, we are aware that the fight against COVID-19 is far from over and the Club will continue to offer its assistance to our community in any way we can.”