n´OT | COVID-19 Emergency Hospitals. Spanish Red Cross

Location: Madrid, Spain

Year: 2020

Customer:  Spanish Red Cross

#Covid19  #Emergency

The COVID19 pandemic has forced quarantine measures around the world, but above all it has overwhelmed public health capacities of almost every country. To alleviate the situation, different models of emergency hospitals were built, where mild and moderate patients are isolated, both to give them medical care and to prevent contagion.

These new centres for infectious diseases, require a very specific design, where routes, distribution and barriers are essential, both for the control and prevention of infections, and for protection against the virus. In the case of COVID19 this is especially significant as it is a highly contagious virus.

The n’UNDO technical office team, from its previous experience producing various hospital designs in other epidemic outbreaks such as cholera and especially Ebola, and based on the development of extensive research, has adapted the design of the WHO Emergency Medical Team, of temporary health structures for SARI (severe acute respiratory infections), as COVID-19 EMERGENCY HOSPITALS for the Spanish Red Cross, to treat mild patients.

These designs allow the adaptation in various parts of the Spanish geography, of different locations such as sports centres, fairgrounds, social centres, for hospital use.

The implementation of these centres provides not only a place of care and isolation for a greater number of patients, but also a safe working environment for medical staff and a place in which to take care of the quality of treatment and the dignity of patients; all of which is necessary to overcome this crisis with the least possible impact.