Samaritan’s Purse is preparing to open an Emergency Field Hospital in Lancaster, California, to care for people suffering from COVID-19. A Disaster Assistance Response Team is already on the ground, with more personnel en route.
On January 11, 2021 their DC-8 cargo jet airlifted much of the equipment needed for the hospital to Southern California. The tents have already been set up after being transported by a Samaritan’s Purse tractor trailer from their warehouse in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
The mobile unit of 50-plus beds will receive patients in the parking lot of Antelope Valley Hospital, their local medical partner. Patients treated at their site will be limited to those who are COVID-positive but do not need the support of a ventilator.