Across our nation, esp in the Midwest, children's hospital beds reserved for sick kids are now being deployed to offload adult hospitals due to surge #COVID19 patients.
Is this normal? No.
But you have given hospitals no choice.
'Space is tight' in 730-bed main hospital
1) has already cancelled surgeries
2) stopped taking ICU transfers
2) over 230 staff are out sick
As beds fill up at other Columbus-area hospitals, Nationwide Children's will start admitting young adults with a referral.https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/2020/11/16/covid-19-nationwide-childrens-admit-adults-help-hospitals/6314094002/
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – As the state of Utah continues to have thousands of new COVID-19 cases daily, adult patients are being treated at local pediatric hospitals to deal with the surge…https://www.abc4.com/news/top-stories/covid-19-surge-leading-pediatric-hospitals-to-treat-adult-patients/
ACH has reached out to UAMS and other hospitals in the region to assist with capacity of children and young adults who need help.https://www.thv11.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/arkansas-childrens-hospital-expands-capacity/91-238ac6d3-97e7-42b4-97e1-8ac3f26d7223
Children's Wisconsin announced Monday it will begin admitting adult patients as COVID-19 cases stretch hospital capacities statewide.https://www.wisn.com/article/coronavirus-childrens-wisconsin-to-admit-adult-patients-amid-surge/34694317
It is a lever adult hospitals pull have to pull during a surge when they have no choice. So many had to in Spring there are papers on topic & training @POPCoRNetwork https://www.journalofhospitalmedicine.com/jhospmed/article/220705/hospital-medicine/childrens-hospitals-caring-adults-during-pandemic
1Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati...https://www.journalofhospitalmedicine.com/jhospmed/article/220705/hospital-medicine/childrens-hospitals-caring-adults-during-pandemic