Plymouth Argyle offer stadium to NHS to deliver non-urgent health services

Plymouth Argyle's stadium will be used by the NHS to deliver routine NHS services during the coronavirus pandemic.

With football suspended until late April at the earliest, and staff working from home, the club have moved to make its Mayflower Grandstand available for the NHS to use for their community antenatal and phlebotomy (over 16) services.

The dressing room as well as other parts of the ground are being used by the NHS. Credit: ITV News West Country

A team of clinicians, and technical support staff from Argyle and the NHS, have been involved in the project to transform the stadium into a clinical environment which adheres to the necessary social distancing requirements.

In addition to providing Home Park for NHS use in the short-term, the club also launched a crowdfunded campaign last week, with one match ticket donated to the NHS staff from Devon and Cornwall for every £100 raised.