Prime Minister Minnis toured the 28-bed COVID-19 Treatment and Isolation Unit that has been set up at the Princess Margaret Hospital by the Samaritan’s Purse international relief organization.
The new Unit is expected to start receiving patients later today and is part of the Government’s health strategy to increase patient capacity. Public healthcare staff is working alongside Samaritan’s Purse.As part of the partnership with the Government, Samaritan’s Purse has provided the Unit and all staffing to operate for a three- to six-week period.
Personnel will consist of 30 staff members, including medical professionals required to provide clinical care and operations staff to oversee the initial set-up and supporting logistics. On hand for the tour was Dr. Caroline Burnett-Garraway, Medical Chief of Staff, Princess Margaret Hospital and Dr. Elliott Tenpenny of Samaritan’s Purse.