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Some Massachusetts to delay nonessential procedures in Massachusetts

Key Takeaway:

  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the governor said hospitals that do not have the capacity or staff for patients would have to delay unnecessary procedures.
  • The order was encouraged by staffing shortages, which caused the loss of 500 medical and ICU hospital beds.

On Tuesday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed an emergency declaration ordering some hospitals to delay unnecessary procedures due to staffing shortages.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the governor said hospitals that do not have the capacity or staff for patients would have to delay unnecessary procedures.

The advice was in coordination with the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association.

The order, effective Nov. 29, seems unnecessary, nonurgent scheduled procedures as procedures that aren’t medical emergencies that were arranged in advance.

The order was encouraged by staffing shortages, which caused the loss of 500 medical and ICU hospital beds.

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“COVID hospitals in Massachusetts remain lower than almost each other state in the nation, but the challenges the healthcare system go through remain, and this order will ensure hospitals can help all residents, including those who require for COVID-19,” Sudders added.

The emergency order is in effect till Sudders or Baker ends it.

Source-CTV News

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