Daniel Levy, the Tottenham Hotspur chairman, has spoken of his immense pride at what the new stadium has been able to do for the North Middlesex University Hospital this year.
The state-of-the-art stadium has been housing the women’s outpatient services within its walls since April, but the service will be transferred back to the hospital this weekend.
Tottenham reached out to the hospital during the early wave of COVID-19 to offer areas of the stadium such as the NFL changing room, media cafe, and more to be used in order to direct pregnant women away from the risks of the main hospital.
Even as Premier League football returned to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the club ensured that the NHS services and staff could remain, with over 41,500 appointments having been delivered since April (Football London).
Although the women’s outpatient services will leave the stadium this weekend, the drive-through COVID-19 testing facilities in the basement car park will remain.
Daniel Levy had this to say on the matter (Football London): “We are extremely proud of how successful the transferal 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.”
Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, Maria Kane, added: “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.”
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