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Intervention in Bergamo and Brescia Hospitals

Since the beginning of the epidemics, we have given the authorities all the help to manage the coronavirus outbreak, responding to the plea of Lombardy region.

In Bergamo

On 6th April, we received the first patients assigned to the EMERGENCY Intensive Care Unit at the Field Hospital in Bergamo, operated by the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital.
The team, which is expected to increase in size, is made up of 10 doctors, 14 nurses, 4 physiotherapists, 4 socio-medical operators, 1 laboratory technician, and 1 radiologist.  

EMERGENCY helped to construct the facility alongside approximately 300 volunteers, including artisans from the city (carpenters, electricians, plasterers, plumbers and painters), 150 volunteers from Sanità Alpina, and 40 from the logistics department of the Ana Civil Protection.


We have proposed an effective reorganization of spaces and flows, to reduce the risks of contagion as much as possible. Every detail of the structure is essential to contain it: it is essential that each area is compartmentalized, that the dressing /undressing places are well defined, that the rules regarding movement of people are planned in advance. We are deploying our experiences learned in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic. To do this, we called back some of our colleagues who worked abroad: we are trying to do our part in such a delicate moment for Italy.

Rossella Miccio, President of EMERGENCY

In Brescia

We are currently working with the Health Department at Brescia hospital to protect healthcare personnel and the hospital from contagion.

By offering the experience we gained in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic, our team of medical and logistic staff has set up a plan to reduce risks of contagion for medical and non- medical staff as much as possible

Stories from the field

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and I say to myself that these are the moments, or rather the gifts, that give meaning to everything that each of us does with, and thanks to, EMERGENCY.”

International Nurses Day 2020

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Starting today, we will be at the frontline, committed to treat anyone in need”.

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We have a role to play. Doing our part to support this city, these people, this healthcare system, this country.

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As always, thank you for whatever you can do.

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Information is crucial for people like them, who often lack access to basic information provided by the Ministry of Health on how to prevent contagion.

Programme Data

Location: Bergamo, Italy

Start of clinical activities: 6th April 2020

Activities: Intensive Care Unit at the Field Hospital in Bergamo, operated by the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital.

Facilities: Field Hospital in Bergamo, Italy.

Staff Members: 10 doctors, 14 nurses, 4 physiotherapists, 4 socio-medical operators, 1 laboratory technician, and 1 radiologist.   





(Data correct as of April 2020)


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