In addition to the support provided by its volunteer professionals currently on mission in the two West Indian university hospitals, the Nancy Regional University Hospital is sending biomedical equipment to Guadeloupe. This logistical support will enable the Pointe-à-Pitre University Hospital to better cope with the massive influx of critically ill patients, thanks to the opening of 10 additional intensive care beds.
Respirators, monitors, syringe pumps, nutrition pumps, infusion pumps… A total of 3,350 kg of biomedical equipment is being shipped from Nancy to the University Hospital of Guadeloupe. This will enable the establishment to open at least 10 new resuscitation beds for patients with covid-19.
24 pallets of equipment
This equipment and its consumables are taken from the Nancy University Hospital’s “disaster and epidemic” stocks built up after the first wave of the Covid epidemic in the spring of 2020. The transport of the 24 pallets of equipment, with a volume of 72 m3, is being orchestrated by the national health crisis center, on the initiative of the two university hospitals and in conjunction with the ARS of Grand-Est and Guadeloupe. The equipment will be received by the hospital teams in Pointe-à-Pitre this Friday, August 13.
This major logistical support completes the commitment of the Nancy University Hospital Centre to the two West Indian university hospitals, following the departure on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, of more than 20 professionals from all specialties.
Doctors, nurses, nurses’ aides, medical radiology technicians and health managers are lending a hand for two weeks to the hospital staff in Martinique and Guadeloupe, who are facing a sharp increase in the number of covid patients whose critical condition requires intensive care.