Federal emergency medical personnel begin arriving in Rhode Island

Kent Hospital
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Governor McKee has provided an update on the emergency medical personnel sent to Rhode Island through FEMA to support hospitals through the pandemic and staffing issues.

The Health and Medical Task Force arrived at Kent Hospital in Warwick on Tuesday beginning their work this morning.

The Medium Medical Team will be arriving next week to assist Rhode Island Hospital.

“While our whole of government COVID response team continues to pursue every available resource to support critical hospital staffing needs, we are encouraged by the arrival of emergency medical personnel that our administration requested through FEMA in December. We thank President Biden for fulfilling our request and getting personnel on the ground quickly,” said Governor Dan McKee. “We will continue to build on our comprehensive plan to address hospital staffing needs and work closely with hospital leadership and other stakeholders to find and deliver solutions.”

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