Samaritan’s Purse COVID-19 care facility set to begin operations

A multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and administrative support from Samaritan’s Purse set to commence clinical services in a field hospital erected on the campus of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) tomorrow (19th October 2020). The thirty-three (33) member team from Samaritan’s Purse includes doctors, nurses, water and sanitation specialists, an electrician, and other key support staff. 

 
The field hospital which has a capacity for twenty (20) patients and is designed to specifically care for coronavirus positive patients is made up of seven tents, a temporary ambulance bay, male and female patient wards, with toilet facilities, donning/doffing areas for staff personal protective equipment (PPE), staff work areas, staff bathroom facilities and medical supplies.  
 
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The Samaritan’s Purse Team will work with PMH clinical staff to provide care to coronavirus positive patients for a period of three to six weeks, after which a transition from Samaritan’s Purse personnel to PMH clinical staff will occur. 

 
The field hospital was erected with assistance provided by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) over the weekend.  The facility is housed in parking lot “G” located at the rear of the PMH Blood Bank.
 
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