National Guard sending med team to Monroeville | Alabama
MONROEVILLE, Ala. (WALA) – An Alabama Nationwide Guard medical staff is headed to Monroe County Hospital, the state’s prime physician mentioned Friday.
Alabama state Well being Officer Dr. Scott Harris informed reporters at his weekly briefing that the Guard could be augmenting employees at three rural hospitals hit onerous by the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with Monroeville, the Guard will help amenities in Troy and Demopolis.
“We’re utilizing small groups at this level and attempting to be very deliberate about plugging them into the locations the place they will greatest slot in and the place we want them probably the most,” Harris mentioned. “So we’re glad to say that they’re going to be going into these, these three rural hospitals within the subsequent couple of days.”
Kathy Cave, the Intensive Care Unit supervisor at Monroe County Hospital, informed FOX10 Information that the staff will include a nurse and 4 paramedics. She mentioned they’re scheduled for orientation on Sept. 30 and are anticipated to start out their first shift on Oct. 4. She mentioned she expects them to work for 30 days initially after which presumably be prolonged.
Cave mentioned the staffing increase is welcome as a result of the hospital is short-handed.
“We’ve had many to go away and go to different amenities,” she mentioned.
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