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Field hospital at Nutter Field House completed

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Apr 20, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The 400-bed field hospital at UK's Nutter Field House is now complete.

The field hospital was built for use in the event of a possible surge of COVID-19 patients.

On April 3, it was announced that Nutter Field House would be transformed into a field hospital.

UK and UK HealthCare officials have been working for weeks to map scenarios to handle patient care needs across the region.

Training of patient care staff is expected to begin in the next few days. The facility includes partitioned rooms and heavy-duty cots, nurses' stations, showers and sanitation areas, and a nebulizing station to help patients with breathing trouble.