There is an urgent need for imaging equipment like MRI and ultrasound machines. Other urgent needs include mobile privacy partitions, earplugs, eye masks, and wall posters. Of equal importance is the wellbeing of the medical teams, who alternate between underground patient care and time above ground to rest.
Healthcare systems in Israel and around the world are collaborating to halt the spread of COVID-19. As the only referral hospital for Northern Israel, Rambam Health Care Campus, at the request of the Ministry of Health, is now converting the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital from a parking garage into the country's largest COVID-19 treatment facility, in order to meet the growing national need for additional, dedicated treatment space.