image_pdfimage_print National Disaster Medical System has been activated in Brevard County due to Hurricane Matthew.

On Monday, a team of 46 doctors, nurses and paramedics began seeing patients at a tent hospital at Holmes Regional Medical Center.

“Our goal is to take some of the patients and treat them that normally would have probably been sitting in the emergency department for hours and hours until they actually got seen because of the patients the ED handles on an every day basis,” said Knox Walk, the team commander for the National Disaster Medical System crew at Holmes Regional Medical Center.

Matthew Gerrell, a spokesman for Health First, said the evacuated Cape Canaveral Hospital has to be cleaned because the air conditioning was turned off during the hurricane.

“We are completing what’s called a thermal clean of the building. Every single part of the building is going to be cleaned so we can return to standard operations. We are on track to have that cleaning done and be open to the public again by Wednesday of this week.” National Disaster Medical System Sets Up Mobile Hospital In Brevard – Health – Health WMFE – Local News – Storms – 90.7 WMFE