COVID-19 not only reason for Massachusetts hospital bed crunch

COVID-19 isn’t the only cause of hospital bed crunch in Massachusetts



BUT COVID ISN’T THE ONLY REASON. HOSPITALS UNDER INCRSINGEA PRSUESRE, AS COVID CASES INCREASE. >> WE ARE RIGHT LIKE A PERFECT STORM W. NO THE BED CRUNCH IS STILL GROWING FIRM, BUT NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF COVID. DOCTORS SAY IT IS A COMBINATION OF LACK OF STAFF, PEOPLE IN NEED OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE AND PATIENTS WHO HAVE PUOFFT TREATMENT. >> ED’S ARE ALWAYS VERY BUSY DUE TO COVID AND ALL PATIENT NEEDS. AND THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT THEY ARE NOT THERE TO TAKE CARE OF YOU. THE WAIT BECOMES A LONGER THAN USUAL. REPORTER: WE HAVE FOUNDED THE NUMBERS AND FOUND OF THE TOTAL THOUSAND, 85HO9 HOSPITAL BEDS STATEWIDE, 8,000 Fifty-nine ARE OCCUPIED. THAT 800 REMAIN AVAILABLE. OF THE THOUSAND 253 INTENSIVE BEDS, THIRTY-NINE ARE OCCUPIED. LEAVED JUST14 2 AVAILABLE. DR. GERGEN BARNETT. – >> THERE IS A REASON to be vigilant but not panic. DOCTORS SAY THE SITUATION IS NOT AS URGENT AS IT SEEMS POSSIBLE. THERE ARE MANY HOSPITALS THAT ARE FULL BUT NOT OVER CAPACITY. SO WE ARE ACTUALLY S

COVID-19 isn’t the only cause of hospital bed crunch in Massachusetts

Massachusetts hospitals are under pressure and grappling with worsening bed crunch as COVID-19 cases rise.

Massachusetts hospitals are under pressure and grappling with worsening bed crunch as COVID-19 cases rise.

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