The spread of COVID-19 will challenge our national capacity of hospital beds, staff and supplies for adults and children. Addressing this demand quickly, safely and effectively is our highest priority.
Consolidating child patients by moving them from adult hospitals to children’s hospitals will free up beds, staff and equipment in those adult hospitals to care for more COVID-19 adult patients. This effort also enables children’s hospitals to continue treating vulnerable kids suffering from acute illnesses and complex medical conditions who need ongoing, specialized treatment and equipment.
A press release on this critical guidance is also available.