The emergency COVID-19 field hospital at the Family Life Centre, which was set up in May last year in case coronavirus cases swamped local hospitals, has been demobilised.
According to a press release issued Friday, the field hospital was dismantled and shut down last weekend, when Hazard Management Cayman Islands placed the 60-bed facility’s equipment and fittings into storage.
If the need arises, the hospital can be remobilised or the assets reallocated for other national and potentially regional disaster situations.
“Sustainability was the key word throughout the design and mobilisation stages of the field hospital. Everything was done with the objective of its remobilisation as a whole or in part in the Family Life Centre or in other locations,” Public Works Department Senior Project Manager Simon Griffiths said in the release. “In addition, certain assets were chosen for…