Repulse wrote:3 Merlins
That's a lot more capability than usual. The Bays usually deploy with a single Wildcat.
RichardIC wrote:It's not a hospital. People make hospitals.
Yes. But buildings and equipment help considerably.
SW1 wrote:Do you think they would bring cases on board though?
They didn't during the Ebola operation, but who knows - some of the smaller islands have very limited medical facilities and could easily be overwhelmed. I can't really talk in detail about most of the islands, but Cayman is probably the wealthiest of the Caribbean Islands and the best prepared. They have just over 200 beds (Government and private combined), of which around 20-25 are ICU beds (the private hospital does a lot of cardiac surgery for US citizens, so is better equipped in that respect). A ready-made 100-bed unit becomes quite valuable if the surge capacity is needed
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