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The Institut Guttmann turns its sports hall into a "field hospital" to face COVID-19
- The Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital and the Institut Guttmann continue their cooperation to deal with COVID-19 with the creation of this out-of-hospital space.
- For more than a week, the Institut Guttmann has made two hospitalization units available to the Servei Català de la Salut, with a total of 76 beds, to serve jointly with professionals at the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital who are COVID-19 positive patients.
- Likewise, it is already being set up in the sports hall of the functional rehabilitation area of the Institut Guttmann, a field hospital with a capacity for 75 more patients that would be available later this week. In this way, the Institut Guttmann offers the Servei Català de la Salut a total of 150 beds.
If a week ago the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital and the Institut Guttmann announced that two hospital units of the Institut Guttmann, consisting of a total of 76 beds, were to become an extension of the Germans Trias to serve COVID-19 positive patients of Moderately complex, the collaboration now goes one step further, by incorporating the Institut Guttmann to be used as a field hospital in the Contingency Plan. This action will provide the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital with 75 more beds to serve positive COVID-19 patients, with a total of more than 150 beds that the Neurorehabilitation Hospital would transfer to the neighboring hospital.
A pavilion, located in the functional rehabilitation area of the Institut Guttmann, about 700 m2 in area, which also has showers, changing rooms and other complementary services; and who is being provided with an oxygen facility for respiratory therapy for hospitalized patients who need it. With this new action, the collaboration between the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital and the Institut Guttmann will be expanded to 150 beds to face the pandemic and to increase and improve the care of the affected population in the northern metropolitan area of Barcelona.
All the professionals from the different institutions, both from the Institut Guttmann and from the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital and the Atención Primaria de la Metropolitana Norte continue to work in a coordinated way to address the needs of this exceptional situation derived from the expansion of the coronavirus.