Released: 4/8/2020 12:21:11 PM
To ensure hospitals are as prepared as possible for the potential of a future surge of COVID-19 patients, tents were recently set up outside the Emergency Departments (ED) at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Oishei Children's Hospital also has a tent ready to be set up if and when the need arises.
In the event of ED volume surges, tents will be used to triage patients at the ED entrance. At Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, the current ED waiting area would be turned into a treatment space.
The tents will be fully functional, with electricity, heat and work stations on wheels, and will be fully staffed as needed.