SGS is supporting ZNA Stuivenberg Hospital in Antwerp in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the hospital continues to expand its capabilities to treat COVID-19 patients, SGS's Life Sciences team is offering the use of its Clinical Pharmacology Unit (CPU) should more beds be required. The Unit is located within the hospital and is equipped with 88 beds, spread over 4 sub-units of 20-24 beds.
In addition, the team are all on stand-by to work with their colleagues at ZNA Hospitals as required, whether in nursing, medical or logistic roles. SGS has also donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including 1,100 masks and 21,000 gloves to ZNA.
Annick van Riel, Director Phase 1 Unit, SGS, said: "We are pleased to be in a position to donate PPE and materials, to be able to offer increased bed capacity within the hospital and to bring additional hands on deck capable of supporting our hospital colleagues in their battle to save lives and defeat this relentless pandemic."
"We want to extend our thanks to members of our team and colleagues who have willingly volunteered their experience and expertise to support the local community at this very challenging time," Riel added.
SGS Life Sciences provides clinical research, bioanalytical, biologics characterisation, biosafety, and quality control testing in Europe and the US.