As an organisation with experience in managing humanitarian and health crises, including large-scale epidemics in countries with limited resources, we have focused on providing strategic, technical, logistical and medical support in Spain at local and national levels.
To alleviate the overstretched health services, we've prioritised decongesting hospitals and healthcare centres by setting up temporary hospitals for mild and moderate cases so that ICUs can focus on assisting severe cases.
We have two temporary hospitals about to become operational. The first has a capacity of 100-beds to accommodate people with moderate symptoms at the University of Alcalá de Henares, located 31 kilometres east of Madrid. Patient care will be handled by staff from the nearby Hospital Príncipe de Asturia, enabling the hospital’s emergency department to receive more severe patients for admission to ICU.
The second has been set-up in in a sports centre near the Hospital Severo Ochoa in Leganés, 11 kilometres southwest of Madrid.