Brewer focuses on increasing hospital capacity for injured Ukrainians | Regional government

Senator Tom Brewer said he decided to focus his mission in Ukraine on helping secure funds to expand the Ukrainian hospital in Lviv, which is overwhelmed with soldiers injured in the battle against Russian invaders .

“I have to admit that it’s very different from what I had expected when I planned to come, but I believe that this mission to help hospitals will be more valuable than anything else that I do”, a- he said in a midnight message from Ukraine.

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“We will advance to the main combat zone to see the field hospitals and better understand how their evacuation process works without helicopters or planes,” he said.

Brewer, a Gordon State senator and retired Army colonel who was seriously injured in Afghanistan, visited Ukraine last weekend as part of a mission to provide assistance logistics to Ukraine.

In his post from Lviv, Brewer said he had just completed “a full day of visiting wounded soldiers at the hospital in Lviv, which is the largest in Ukraine.”

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“I worked with the mayor of Lviv to see if I could help him secure funds to expand the hospital,” he said.

“There are about 4,000 patients in a hospital designed for 1,000.”

Physical therapy and occupational therapy rooms are overwhelmed, Brewer said.

“Tomorrow morning I have a long meeting with the mayor, then in the afternoon I will attend the funeral of one of the soldiers who was killed in the fighting.”

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