Arkansas hospital cancels elective surgeries after PPE destroyed

After initially diverting ambulances, the emergency department diversion was lifted Oct. 28, the representative told Beckers. All urgent and emergency situation cases resumed Oct. 28.

After the pipeline burst, Ronald Robertson, MD, chair of surgery at UAMS, sent a text message alerting health center departments that there would not be enough materials to do elective scheduled procedures the rest of this week, according to the report. A health center spokesperson informed Beckers Hospital Review that all elective cases will resume no behind Nov. 2..

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University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock has actually canceled optional surgeries after a pipes burst Oct. 26 and damaged sterilized materials and personal protective equipment in the buildings basement, according to the Arkansas Times..

The water damage required some clinics to close, however the services used at those centers are being briefly provided at other locations. The clinics will all resume by Nov. 2, the representative informed Beckers..

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