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EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL WITH SIGN, READING (English): "Emergency" (SOUNDBITE) (French) HEAD OF DELTA HOSPITAL'S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, JOE KADOU, SAYING: (STARTS WITH SHOT OF VAN OUTSIDE HOSPITAL) "If the emergency plan is triggered as a consequence of a second wave, I will show you what the procedure is for us here. Any entry into the hospital is done through this gate where we will sort the patients. Here there will be the registration. There, there will be a brief check-up that will determine the severity of the cases. Serious cases will enter the hospital through this door. Less serious cases will be examined by the sorting (team) that will remain outside the (medical area of the) hospital." MAKESHIFT STRUCTURE BUILT TO WELCOME POTENTIAL COVID-19 PATIENTS IF HOSPITAL TRIGGERS ITS EMERGENCY PLAN HOSPITAL STAFF ACCOMPANYING SUSPECTED COVID-19 PATIENT TO MAKESHIFT STRUCTURE FOR GENERAL CHECK-UP MEDICAL STAFF SPEAKING TO PATIENT VARIOUS OF MEDICAL STAFF PERFORMING CHECKS IN MAKESHIFT STRUCTURE BUILT TO ACCOMMODATE POTENTIAL COVID-19 PATIENTS ENTRANCE TO HOSPITAL'S INTENSIVE CARE DEPARTMENT INTENSIVE CARE DEPARTMENT'S MEDICAL STAFF VARIOUS OF MEDICAL STAFF IN INTENSIVE CARE DEPARTMENT HEAD OF THE DELTA HOSPITAL'S DEPARTMENT OF ACUTE MEDICINE, DANIEL DE BACKER, SPEAKING SIGN INDICATING PATIENT IS BEING ISOLATED (SOUNDBITE) (French) HEAD OF DELTA HOSPITAL'S DEPARTMENT OF ACUTE MEDICINE, DANIEL DE BACKER, SAYING: "If we go to phase 2A (of the hospital's COVID-19 contingency plan), as seen in this chart, then we unfortunately have to increase the capacity of the hospital in terms of intensive care beds beyond its normal capacity, which means that we have to open an additional room and obtain additional staff. This staff must obviously be obtained from other departments that will come and help the intensive care staff to help manage these additional beds." CHART DESCRIBING HOSPITAL'S CONTINGENCY PLAN IN CASE OF SECOND COVID-19 WAVE HOSPITAL STAFF PUSHING TROLLEY OUTSIDE HOSPITAL PHARMACY VARIOUS OF HOSPITAL STAFF AT WORK INSIDE HOSPITAL PHARMACY BOX OF SEDATIVE USED FOR ANAESTHESIA STOCK OF SEDATIVES ORDERED IN PREPARATION FOR A SECOND WAVE DELTA HOSPITAL CHIEF PHYSICIAN, MICHEL DEWEVER, WALKING THROUGH HOSPITAL PHARMACY DEWEVER SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (French) HEAD OF DELTA HOSPITAL'S DEPARTMENT OF ACUTE MEDICINE, DANIEL DE BACKER, SAYING: "To prepare for this second wave, we built inventories of drugs that are the most important to treat patients with COVID, especially when they are in intensive care. We have stocked up curare, anaesthetics and antibiotics that allow us to last for two or three months during a second wave that could arise. So this stock is here in the pharmacy. We do not touch them for the moment, and if there is no second wave, they will certainly be used by the hospital for chronic (treatments) later on." BOXES CONTAINING TRACHEOTOMY TUBES ORDERED IN PREPARATION FOR SECOND WAVE CARDBOARD BOXES CONTAINING TRACHEOTOMY TUBES DE BACKER AND HEAD OF DELTA HOSPITAL'S CENTRAL STORE, VERONIQUE VAN LAER, ENTERING STOCK ROOM FOR NON-MEDICAL SUPPLIES DE BACKER IN STOCK ROOM BOXES BOX CONTAINING SURGICAL GOWNS VAN LAER SHOWING WHITE COVERALL VAN LAER OPENING BOX CONTAINING FFP2 FACE MASKS VAN LAER HOLDING BOX CONTAINING FFP2 FACE MASKS (SOUNDBITE) (French) HEAD OF DELTA HOSPITAL'S CENTRAL STORE, VERONIQUE VAN LAER, SAYING "We are here in one of the two premises where the strategic stock has been stored. It will only be used in the case of a second wave. We have planned a stock for about three months for the various sites of the Chirec (hospital Group). Here, you will find nitrile gloves, all sorts of protective equipment such as FFP2 masks, treatment masks, protective aprons, caps, everything that is used for the protection of personnel, and for everything that is medical equipment, we have a small part here, and the rest is stocked in another area." VAN LAER IN STOCK ROOM VARIOUS OF NURSES PUTTING ON PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT BEFORE PERFORMING TEST ON MAN SUSPECTED OF SUFFERING OF COVID-19 EXTERIOR OF DELTA HOSPITAL
Dateline: 2020

Belgian Hospital Braces For Second Covid-19 Wave

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By: Reuters

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