Hospital Get Specialized Help To Deal With Surge

There is help on the way for hospitals struggling to deal with the surge in the coronavirus. Governor McKee says Kent Hospital in Warwick received a specialized team Wednesday. That team will deal with non medical details - and that will free up doctors and nurses to deal with medical issues. Rhode Island Hospital is expected to get a team either Thursday or Friday.

“While our whole of government COVID response team continues to pursue every available resource to support critical hospital staffing needs, we are encouraged by the arrival of emergency medical personnel that our administration requested through FEMA in December. We thank President Biden for fulfilling our request and getting personnel on the ground quickly,” said Governor Dan McKee. “We will continue to build on our comprehensive plan to address hospital staffing needs and work closely with hospital leadership and other stakeholders to find and deliver solutions.”

The teams are expected to be at the two hospitals for about a month.

(Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

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