Either we bring medical care to patients
or we bring patients to medical care.
5.000 beds, 2.600 helping hands, 28 nations, 1 unused airport
Similar to the already existing Corona field hospital on Berlin Exhibition Grounds with 1.000 beds, we are examining the possibilities and benefits of turning the new and still unused international airport Berlin-Brandenburg into a second bed capacity extension.
Therefore we created an EU Fly-In Hospital design as an EU joined undertaking which streamlines large EU patient numbers through the best available treatment without travel restrictions for patients or medical staff directly on airport grounds. Patients are not leaving their virtual transitzone during transport or treatment. That way EU patient transports will be simplified in terms of health insurance and travel restrictions.
We enriched the airport with a virtual hospital template where patients and medical staff can be checked-in virtual rooms. QR code badges on beds, devices and staff allows a dynamic movement control in virtualized environments.
If the airport is upgraded with the designed corona control measures before the planned opening, this would be the first airport available in Europe to ensure business continuity by traveling in virus free and secure corridors.
Airlocks, desinfection and isolated meeting areas enables business and people to travel more safely again. This will be crucial for future face-to-face meetings.
Centralizing people, demand, technology and resources will become an itself optimizing place for medical skilled people.
Studying impacts and treatments of pandemics, will be essential for our global future.
As a remotely operated pandemic university program like Erasmus placements or in quarterly contribution field trainings on airport grounds would help patients and students
at the same time.
Our vision is giant and meaningful. To realize an unprecedented project like this courageous decisions, pioneers and many helpers are necessary.
The vision of giving that new airport in Berlin a first mission comes at the right time.
The airport should open on 31. October 2020 and centrally offers the best conditions, because the resources for the logistics, the coordination for arrival and departure and the localization of luggage and passengers are already available and unused at this time.
The impact scope of turning an airport into a hospital depends on the added level of complexity. Our concept is made of independent building blocks to start "small" and scale up.
Basis 0: Rudimental field hospital organization template
Basis 1: Mobile medic beds to built up a field hospital in airport buildings
Basis 2: Scanable tags on every bed and medical device
Basis 3: Desinfection airlocks
Basis 4: Staff accommodation
Basis 5: Medical staff with digital badges to move on airport
Layer 1: Virtual structure of a hospital mapped on the airport terrain
Layer 2: Hotel Check-In App to book virtual rooms for patients and staff
Layer 3: Augmented Reality for doctors to navigate in virtual rooms and corridors
Layer 4: Medical Remote University to study technologies during pandemics
Layer 5: Blockchain to manage supply chain
Onboarding People and Medical Service Crew
The core criterion as everywhere in these times is to have access to sufficient personnel.
For this reason we have clustered personnel areas:
Airport operations (partly available and can be increased)
Transport & logistics (partly available and can be increased)
Patient administration and entry skill medical care (aid Organisations, military, volunteers)
Professional medical treatment
This can only succeed if incentives are designed accordingly.
So accommodation, payments and smooth integration is essential for the whole crew.
To fast start the medical services it is necessary to keep the effort as low as possible.
By using verified apps on any mobile devices, patient and personnel management
could be used immediately. We are in contact with global booking providers to proof our concept theoretically.
With our IT background knowledge we estimate that it is possible to completely run the area without any additional local IT.
Financing and funding
It will become necessary to connect several specific EU funds to operate the campus.
By funding small parts each, the whole solution will come more and more alive.
EU digital funds for IT and EU educational programs to finance university programs
might be an option and have to be validated by EU funding experts.
Expanding the appropriate measures will positive effect the profitability of the airport and represent a trend-setting solution in future traveling.
Ownership and Opening of the Airport Berlin-Brandenburg
FBB is the operating company of Berlin Airports and planned to open the new airport on 31 October 2020. FBB's shareholders are the state governments of Berlin and Brandenburg, each with 37 percent, and the Federal Republic of Germany with 26 percent.
According to Berlin press the unused airport every day costs 1,3 Mio EUR.
Until it's opening day that will be 245.700.000 EUR.
Our goal is to make each of those 189 days count.