Government closes Covid-19 hospital.

| 16th March 2021 | 0 Comments
Field hospital was built as a cautionary measure, to treat Covid-19.

(RCN) The HSA has packed up the field hospital, which was created as a precautionary measure to treat widespread cases of Covid-19. The hospital was located at the Family Life Center, in George Town, and cost around $400,000. The 60 bed facility was decommissioned at the end of February. The equipment in the hospital will be placed into storage, in case of another outbreak of Covid-19.

The Cayman Islands did not need to use the field hospital in the end, as there has been little community transmission of Covid-19.

“Sustainability was the key word throughout the design and mobilization stages of the field hospital. Everything was done with the objective of its remobilization as a whole or in part in the Family Life Centre or in other locations.

Simon Griffiths, Public Works Department Senior Project Manager.

The bed partitions and fully demountable electrical system will be stored in a warehouse with other equipment from the temporary facility and could be utilized by HMCI for emergency sheltering purposes.

Category: Covid-19

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