Wednesday, November 6, 2013

BREAKING: SUNY Just Shut Down Admissions and Ambulances at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) Tonight

SUNY Downstate has just tonight (Wednesday) ended admissions and banned ambulance service to Long Island College Hospital (LICH), the unfortunate hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn it took over two years ago.

A crowd of patients, nurses and other supporters gathered outside the hospital late into the night to talk about the next steps in this debacle, as ambulances stood waiting to haul patients to who knows where. Typical of SUNY to do this kind of thing "in the dead of the night," as nurses told the Brooklyn Eagle.

State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes has ordered SUNY -- numerous times -- to keep LICH open to the same degree it was operating on July 19.

SUNY has not for a moment taken his orders seriously, even after losing in Appellate Court in October.

The last time SUNY banned ambulances at LICH waiti times shot up to 8, 9, or more hours at ERs across Brooklyn, and some people likely died who didn't have to.

So here's where we are.

Not again! SUNY ends admissions, bans ambulances at Long Island College Hospital [Brooklyn Eagle]

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.


Anonymous said...

Somebody better wake up Mayor-elect de Blasio.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about him -- he's on it.