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Hospitals making people wait as long as five or more hours for their emergency to be treated
New York – Some hospitals around the U.S. making people wait as long as five or more hours for their emergency to be treated.
Urgent care and telemedicine are always an option, but in the case of a real emergency, people are being forced to wait.
According to CNY Central, at the moment, the wait times for the downtown campus are over 5 hours.
This appears to be a nationwide issue, as hospitals in other areas like Columbus, Ohio seeing 5 hour wait times, Grand Rapids, Michigan seeing 240 patients per day instead of their regular average of 160, and even children’s emergency rooms in Chicago are filled to capacity after so many believed children were safe from the virus.
Experts felt that the healthcare field was already stretched thin, and unless reworking of the system is done, this issue will carry on for years to come.