Category: COVID19

Local Hospital Report From A Street Reporter

MFS hospital is full-the hospital ,the ER, the morgue.

As WNY is now in a Covid crisis, there were no empty beds in the hospital so they sent me home with meds. The next morning the hospital called and told me to return to my ER immediately as I had bacteria in my blood. The ER was jammed, I waited 4-1/2 hrs for an ER bed. Then when they had a bed upstairs, I was admitted and scheduled for emergency surgery as soon as they had an open OR(neg for Covid and flu). I had surgery at 11 the next day and was sent home at 5:30 as they needed the room. My car is still at the hospital-just waiting to see if I need to return for more IV antibiotics.

Everyone at MFS was so pleasant and helpful-from the checkin person to the triage Dept to all the staff even though they are short staffed and overwhelmed. The ER has beds in the hallways, special areas for possible Covid pts. The floor I was on was full and the nurse said they were opening rooms that hadn’t been used for years. They are short staffed but everyone was pleasant and helpful. I am so thankful for the great care I received from everyone.

When I left yesterday afternoon, almost all the rooms held Covid pts. This increase is just the beginning from the holiday-they have surpassed the numbers from the spring. Their morgue is beyond capacity.

People, follow the rules. Stuff I saw in the waiting room amazed me-people shaking hands, leaning over the receptionist, refusing to wear a mask that was given by the hospital, eating, changing chairs, standing to close, continuing talking on the phone when you are called to the back(I wanted to punch that guy)

PEOPLE STAY HOME. IT ISN’T A JOKE.

_Newsteader Street Reporter-

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ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OUTLINES TESTING PROCESS FOR SCHOOLS IN MICROCLUSTER ZONES

MEDIA RELEASE 12/1/2020

Requirements for school-based diagnostic testing programs emphasize safety and quality control

ERIE COUNTY, NY — The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) will provide use of its Division of Emergency Medical Services new Limited Service Lab (LSL) license to schools within New York State-designated microcluster zones. This announcement follows extensive internal discussions about how to best support schools in providing safe testing for students and staff. 

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**BREAKING** WNY Medical Community Needs Your Help

One of the most important points in this statement is about the health system getting overloaded.

For example: Covid has overwhelmed the hospitals, so they now have to send people away. 1.) Your son gets in a bad car wreck and can’t get the care he needs to survive. 2.) Your Mom has a heart attack.. 3.) You have a kidney stone lodged in your ureter. 4.) Your kid is having a reaction to something… The virus may “only kill x% of people”, but it’s the preventable stuff people will end up dying/or just suffering for a long time from if the hospitals are full, and staff is overwhelmed.

These folks are BEGGING us to not mix with other households during the holiday, maybe we should show them how much we appreciate them by our actions. They have been sacrificing for us for months now, don’t you think it’s time we sacrifice for them? -JAP-