News from Brno

The construction of a reserve hospital started at Brno Fairgrounds

With regard to the deteriorating epidemic situation, the construction of a reserve hospital started at Brno Fairgrounds. The hospital will be used for patients ill with COVID-19 in case of unavailable beds in hospitals. The construction itself should take a week. Another week is reserved for the installation and transport of needed medical equipment and material, to be done by the Merciful Brothers Hospital together with the University Hospital Brno. The planned capacity of the facility located in the G2 hall is 302 beds. The costs for the construction of the reserve hospital are calculated to CZK 1.6 mil. excl. VAT. Operating costs per moth are estimated to CZK 4 mil. excl. VAT, not counting the medical staff’s salaries. The construction of the provisional hospital started with building dividers between beds. Photo by M. Schmerková There will be about 300 beds. Photo by M. Schmerková As for material equipment, the hospital will be ready in two weeks. Photo by M. Schmerková…