Credit: US Embassy in Luxembourg

On Tuesday 28 April 2020, the US Ambassador to Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans, accompanied by NATO and Luxembourg government officials, visited the field hospital next to the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL).

Defence Coordinator Gilles Feith, Luxembourg Army General Alain Duschène, Peter Dohmen from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) and Laurent Bodson, General Manager of the Warehouse Services Agency (WSA) facility in Sanem, joined the US ambassador on this visit, which was hosted by CHL Director Romain Nati.

The field hospital was made possible through the support of the CHL, the Luxembourg Army, the NSPA, which mobilised the equipment in less than 24 hours and coordinated the transport and construction of the facility, and the US Airforce located at Ramstein Airforce Base, which provided power generators and refrigeration units from the WSA materiel depot. The field hospital provides a triage area for patients as well as laboratory tests and X-rays.

Ambassador J. Randolph Evans expressed his gratitude to the staff in the emergency facility and the hospital who are fighting against COVID-19. On this occasion, the ambassador stated: "The frontline health care workers here at the Centre Hospitalier and health care facilities worldwide are shining examples of human compassion and strength and I join all Luxembourgers in my sincere gratitude for their tireless efforts. The important work being done at this facility once again proves the strength and worth of the continued cooperation of Luxembourg, the United States, and our NATO Allies. United together, we will prevail over COVID-19".