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Air Liquide Healthcare contributes to the early opening of a new intensive care unit

In the context of the fight against COVID-19, Air Liquide continues to support healthcare professionals and hospitals worldwide. In France, the Air Liquide Healthcare teams are particularly proud to have contributed to the installation of the new intensive care unit at the Henri-Mondor Hospital (AP-HP), in Créteil, France, to receive COVID-19 patients as of April 10.

The new "resuscitation - operating room - interventional" building at Henri-Mondor Hospital was initially scheduled to be delivered in May 2020 for an opening in September 2020. In the context of the fight against the coronavirus, the project was accelerated in order to receive COVID-19 patients as soon as possible. Teams from Air Liquide Healthcare France and its subsidiaries Technologies Hospitalières were mobilized in March to meet this demand from the AP-HP. They installed the oxygen supply equipment for this new unit in record time, with human and material resources limited by the COVID-19 context. The building, inaugurated on April 9, in a special configuration adapted to the COVID-19 crisis, includes 85 intensive care beds.

In addition, as part of the French government's order for 10,000 ventilators and in coordination with the French Health Administration, Air Liquide Medical Systems delivered 70 ventilators for the new unit at Henri Mondor Hospital. Air Liquide Medical Systems' teams are training all the medical staff of the new unit to use the ventilators. 

The first patients, initially expected in September, will be taken care of in ultra-modern resuscitation rooms as of April 10, 2020.

Article published on April 10, 2020