2 Responses to “Crowley wants Cuomo to consider hospital access in Queens, Bronx”

  1. Elizabeth Ryan 16 December 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    A free standing Emergency Room is the wrong term for what is being set up in Greenwich Village.
    An Emergency Room treats life-threatening situations. The proposed Greenwich Village facility will send people with life-threatening emergencies cross-town from 10th or 7th Avenues to a real Emergency Room on First Avenue.
    What is being set up in Greenwich Village is doctors offices imaging centers and some doctors who can treat non-life threatening situations. May God help those who are in a fire or automobile accident, an asthma attack or heart attack. These people will most likely die.
    God needs to help them because Cuomo certainly hasn’t.

  2. Carol F. Yost 16 December 2011 at 1:26 am #

    There is an urgent need in Manhattan for hospitals now, too, with the closing of St. Vincent’s. The proposed establishment of a two-bed emergency facility at the St. Vincent’s site is NOT a solution, in contradiction to Rep. Crowley’s statement (“creating a free-standing emergency room like the one being set up at the former site of Manhattan’s St. Vincent Hospital in Greenwich Village”). Are you kidding? We need a real hospital, and so do the people of Queens. A free-standing emergency room is a joke. You need all the services a hospital provides, including the care that the emergency-room diagnostics will call for. Otherwise you have a situation like an escalator that leads up to nowhere. That isn’t a “creative” solution, as the Representative calls it. You have to get realistic and stop caving to the greedy developers who replace hospitals with whatever they think will pay them handsomely (as with the luxury condos planned for most of the St. Vincent’s site!). This is criminal. Don’t let them get away with that. We have an area of Manhattan that has, easily, about 1.5 million people a day, and which now is without a hospital, and they plan to give us just a two-bed facility!

    Yoohoo! Anybody listening?

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