A thousand beds used for the Covid emergency in Sicily, including ordinary and intensive care, will be converted and returned to “normal” healthcare. After the decline in positive patients with severe symptoms, now the needs are overturned: the need in the island’s hospitals is to make room for the non-Covid patients, who have had difficulty in healing themselves in recent months.
As reported by Fabio Geraci in today’s Giornale di Sicilia, in Palermo the reconversion, which has largely been completed, involved over 350 places: the last to be closed are the 30 of the Covid intensive care of the Transplant Institute who return like this to their original function.
Now it will be the turn of the Partinico hospital, so far Covid Hospital: the structure should become mixed, leaving a floor with 32 Covid places, divided into 14 intensive care and 18 ordinary hospitalization, and reopening about seventy places in the Medicine, Cardiology departments , Psychiatry, General Surgery, Orthopedics), Obstetrics and Gynecology with Pediatrics and further 18 of resuscitation.
Covid places in the province of Trapani have also been halved: there were 156, 78 will remain. According to the plan, the entire Mazara del Vallo hospital will return to ordinary activity. Reconversion has also begun in Catania and Messina.
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