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BLU-MED Response Systems and Rampart Expand COVID-19 Critical Care Capacity to Southlake Regional Health Centre

Isolation facilities will help support Ontario hospital with COVID-19 assessments

Ottawa, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 2, 2020) – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rampart International, one of BLU-MED‘s Canadian distributors, has supplied Southlake Regional Health Centre with two BLU-MED Negative Pressure Isolation Facilities to increase their capacity to treat more patients.

BLU-MED Negative Pressure Isolation Facilities

“The isolation facilities we have procured from Rampart will allow us to provide more care for patients,” said Stephen Trafford, manager of emergency and disaster preparedness, Southlake Regional Health Centre. “This will allow us to rapidly increase our negative pressure bed capacity not just in response to this pandemic, but any future potential health emergencies.”

Each BLU-MED Negative Pressure Isolation Facility is capable of housing up to 10 patients within an environment that meets the US Centers for Disease Control guidelines on Airborne Infectious Disease prevention protocols. The goal is to reduce the exposure of hospital staff and patients, prepare for the potential influx of infected patients, and establish patient isolation facilities that prevent the spread of the COVID-19 while effectively treating those infected.

“Rampart is proud to ensure that Canada’s frontline health care workers and first responders have the equipment they need to succeed,” said Mike Klein, president of Rampart International Corp. “Systems such as this have the potential to make a significant difference in the fight against COVID-19.”

The facilities are expected to be delivered and operational by early April 2020 at Southlake Regional Healthcare in Newmarket, ON.

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