The CDP’s Noble Training Facility will soon have a permanent isolation ward where responders will train how to deal with individuals with highly-infectious diseases.

Isolation wards are used to segregate patients who pose a risk of passing a potentially harmful infection on to others. Such infections range in severity, from diseases such as influenza to Ebola.

The $1.5M enhancement at the Noble Facility will span more than 4,000 square feet and include two large classrooms, as well as four smaller breakout rooms.  There will also be patient treatment areas complete with cameras, which will allow ‘mock’ patients to be monitored from afar, as well as attending nurses and doctors to communicate with other medical personnel outside during training.  

The ward is scheduled to be completed in early spring.