Here’s some good news. A morsel to chew on. A small ray of hope.
Temple’s Liacouras Center, which was converted to a field hospital for overflow COVID-19 patients, is being shut down because we’re doing a pretty good job of limiting the strain on existing resources.
The city’s current progress with the coronavirus, along with the ability of hospitals to manage the case load, have made the field hospital in North Philadelphia unnecessary, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said Wednesday.
“With few patients, a stabilizing of the number of cases within the community, and sufficient bed capacity at existing hospitals, I do not see the need for a surge facility in the foreseeable future,” Farley said. “The city is grateful to Temple University for its willingness to host this facility. Everyone involved is thankful that we are at a point where it is not needed at this time. Please help us keep it that way, by continuing to follow social distancing and other guidelines.”
The Liacouras Center had capacity for about 180 patients, but it never ended up treating more than 10 at a time. The site will remain open until its patients have fully recovered and are ready to return home, Farley said.
Let’s give a roaring round of applause to Temple University for stepping up to the plate.
However, the greedy jabroni who owns Hahnemann and asked the city for a lot of money to use it gets a lump of coal in his stocking. He gets a stone cold stunner, rock bottom, tombstone piledriver, and mandible claw, in that order. Then he has to apologize for prioritizing money over benevolence.