THE new temporary hospital being built in Manchester will treat patients from across the north west, including south Cumbria.

Staff are said to be working day and night to create the new NHS Nightingale Hospital North West at Manchester Central, which has space for 750 patients.

They are joined by experts from the military, social care, local government, and charities at the convention hall.

Their combined efforts have created a new hospital, clinical model and recruitment programme in just 10 days.

A recruitment campaign launched on Saturday, and has already attracted hundreds of expressions of interest from across the north west.

The hospital will be staffed by consultants, junior doctors, nurses, healthcare support workers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, occupational therapists, social workers, and a huge range of non-clinical support workers.