By Dr. John BohannonSource Medical News Now A deadly combination of drugs and violence has created a tragic situation at a Gore orphanages.
The hospital has been overwhelmed by the influx of patients and the need to accommodate.
The hospital’s director of special projects, John Bohann, told The Associated Press he’s concerned about the safety of the facility, which was founded in 1869.
“The number of patients, especially with a high mortality rate, we are seeing is quite staggering,” Bohann said.
His concern is particularly acute for the 2,500 people who live at the hospital.
A nurse’s aide in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Gore Hospital, where the orphanage is located, said the hospital has seen a spike in injuries and infections in recent weeks. “
I don’t want people to feel the violence that we’ve seen in this facility, and the violence is going to continue.”
A nurse’s aide in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Gore Hospital, where the orphanage is located, said the hospital has seen a spike in injuries and infections in recent weeks.
Hospital staff members say they have noticed a rise in the number of injuries, particularly in the ICU, where patients are admitted from other hospitals, as well as in the surgical ward.
Bohann said he believes the surge in injuries is part of the hospital’s escalating problem of violence.
In a statement, the hospital said it’s taking “immediate steps to address the serious risks to our staff, patients and caregivers, as we respond to an unprecedented influx of people coming to our hospital.”
Borrell says the facility is facing a shortage of beds and has been forced to hire additional nurses.
He said there are now more than 2,000 people in the facility.
Gore officials say the hospital is trying to accommodate all of the patients, but that some patients are in danger of getting infected.
They said the virus has made it hard to find adequate treatment.
As of late Friday, more than 6,600 people have been transferred to a nearby hospital.
That number is expected to rise further as more patients are brought in from the hospital and from other areas.