There are still no confirmed Ebola cases in Sierra Leone! We are happy for that.
Yesterday I was unsuccessful in moving things forward at the hospital as far as Ebola preparation goes. Today, however, was a breakthrough. My colleague, Kate, and I had a meeting with 6 people from both the Children's and Maternity hospitals to discuss our preparedness plans. We ended the meeting with a walk to the radiology building, which is pretty much only being used for ultrasound. (Our digital x-ray is set up elsewhere since this building was supposed to be demolished a year ago). It was decided that the ultrasound would move elsewhere and we would use the building as our Ebola Isolation Area.
We have identified two rooms: one for the isolation area with two beds for now and one for storage of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment. We actually had to involve the police, security and a carpenter to break one of the locks to get access to one of the rooms. We got as far as emptying out and cleaning one room today and hopefully the preparation of the rooms will continue in the morning.