Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2020 Aug 12:1-26. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2020.297. Online ahead of print.
OBJECTIVE: To establish an isolated fully-functional Field Intensive Care Unit (FICU) unit equipped with all necessary critical care facilities as a part of the national pre-emptive preparedness to treat an unexpected surge outbreak of COVID-19 patients in Bahrain.
DESIGN: Conversion of one floor of an existing car park into a 130-bedded ICU set-up by in-house project implementation team comprising of multidisciplinary departments.
SETTING: Military hospital in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
RESULT: One floor of the car park inside the premise of the hospital was converted into an isolated 130 bedded FICU comprising of 112-bedded fully equipped ICU and 18-bedded step-down ICU in 7days to cater to the intensive care of COVID-19 patients in Bahrain.