Main Article Content
The current COVID-19 pandemic (clinical disease caused by SARS-CoV-2) has spread worldwide including, since March 2nd, Portugal. By decision of the Executive Council of José de Mello Saúde, interpreting the duty and need for cooperation with the National Health System (SNS), it was decided to receive all patients presenting to our hospitals’ network. All COVID-19 activity in the Center and South regions was referred to Hospital CUF Infante Santo (HCIS). We present in this narrative paper all our preparedness activity, preparing the infrastructure, logistical organization, patient management results of the HCIS General Intensive Care Unit (UCIP) from the beginning on March 23 to April 30, 2020, as a tribute to all those who without hesitation joined us on this adventure with their usual passion and resolve.