New Jersey’s hospitals could be at least 60,000 beds short of what’s needed to care for people with COVID-19, with shortages of beds potentially beginning next week, according to a new analysis by Rutgers University researchers.
New Jersey’s hospitals are racing to add beds and increase staff as the state girds for an expected surge in coronavirus patients in the coming weeks that threatens to overwhelm its health-care system. Read the article.
A Rutgers University research group looking at hospital bed capacity in South Jersey suggests the drastic actions imposed by the state to control crowd size and exposure to COVID-19 may just work, if given enough time
The experience of northern Italy hangs over New Jersey’s health care workers like a specter. If they can’t create the bed space now to handle an inevitable surge in coronavirus patients, they’ll face the same agonizing decisions as their counterparts in Italy: whom to help and whom to turn away.
New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Thursday the state had a two-part plan to reopen Inspira Medical Center Woodbury in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which could happen in 3-4 weeks.
The Action News Data team analyzed the number of hospital beds in our region, and while this outbreak is fluid and has many variables, the outlook for bed capacity is grim. As testing picks up and infection numbers begin to multiply, health officials are worried our hospitals will get overwhelmed. See the clip.