Site of RootsTech/London to Become a CoronaVirus Hospital

The ExCeL Centre in East London was the site of RootsTech/London in 2019 and was scheduled to also be the site of the 2020 version of of the same event. However, the RootsTech organizers decided to cancel the 2020 conference because of all the concerns with the CoronaVirus. That undoubtedly was a wise decision, as the planned site at the ExCeL Centre won’t be available.

The ExCeL Centre will be converted into a (temporary) hospital, to be called the Nightingale Hospital. The temporary base will be staffed by NHS medics with the help of the military. It will initially provide about 500 beds equipped with ventilators and oxygen.

You can read the full story in an article by Rachel Schraer in the BBC News web site at: and in another article at

I have to wonder if the ExCeL Centre will still be a hospital in 2021.

One Comment

“I have to wonder if the ExCeL Centre will still be a hospital in 2021.”
I’m afraid that is definitely a possibility. We can only hope that people will soon learn to follow the advice and new rules of life and help to end the tragedy sooner than later.
Do take care of yourself and I hope all your family are well and safe.
My son lives with me and at 50 he is fighting terminal cancer with biweekly Chemo & I’ve not been well so we are being s careful as possible but hard to make others understand. Also have a young granddaughter who is on a student exchange in Germany so have to keep on hoping all is well there. Thank heavens for the Internet!!
Please encourage all the others on your site to listen to the experts and look after themselves.

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