Sheba Medical Centre opens new underground Corona critical care unit

March 23, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Working around the clock during the past week, over 400 workers and medical professionals transformed an underground parking garage near the entrance to Sheba Medical Centre’s main campus at Tel HaShomer  into a full-fledged COVID-19 critical care unit.

Underground ward entrance

The CCCU, features over 40 additional beds, advanced technologies and robust medical capabilities, including orthopedics and a birthing area. The underground facility already featured special electric housing units for use during times of war. The new CCCU began operations yesterday after completing numerous drills earlier in the day.

Dummy patients

Similar to the existing off-campus corona quarantine complex, a special medical team consisting of high-ranking doctors and nurses have been trained for this new facility.

The CCCU was built in response to the growing numbers of critically ill coronavirus patients, whose numbers are expected to spike in the coming days.

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