suspend all elective surgeries

Publication: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:58

Burgos University Hospital (HUBU) has suspended all operations scheduled from this Tuesday, after exceeding the maximum threshold of patients with COVID-19, as reported by Diario de Burgos.

The last hours were essential in making this decision, as the increase in the number of infected patients made it impossible to reconcile ordinary activity with the onset of the pandemic.

This circumstance is due to a lack of staff and not of places, since the Burgos care complex would have sufficient capacity to cover all needs, if it had a larger staff.

The situation forced the activation of an emergency plan that only provides for emergency surgical operations, with the aim of freeing up spaces and strengthening the care teams for COVID patients, who in the last hours were already more than 270 on the ground.

In addition to suspending the scheduled surgical activity, including oncology, the decision was taken to prepare the transfer of patients from the psychiatric area to Fuente Bermeja.

Likewise, an entire gynecological hospital room was freed and all patients were transferred to the maternity ward, where women in labor already share a room.

As for the ICU, which in the last hours was at 245% of its capacity, it will remain as a reference for people with the most serious coronavirus, since it is also the only service of these characteristics in the province.

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