A renovation so as to add more room to the emergency room at Elmhurst Hospital, whose overcrowding resulted in a whole lot of transfers on the top of the coronavirus outbreak in New York Metropolis, has been delayed due to the virus.
The town had detailed the $43 million enlargement venture on the Queens hospital in November, earlier than Covid-19 unfold within the metropolis. The plan features a new ground on prime of the emergency division that may add 19,400 sq. ft of area, based on NYC Well being + Hospitals, which operates the general public hospitals and clinics in New York Metropolis.
The renovation additionally would redesign present area so as to add extra affected person bays and significant care and trauma area to one of many busiest hospitals within the metropolis, in a borough that lacks hospital beds in comparison with the opposite boroughs.
Building was set to start this spring, however the metropolis has pushed that begin date again.