With hospitals full of coronavirus patients, health system turns to inflatable tent for extra space
Faced with an influx of coronavirus patients and a limited number of hospital beds, South Texas Health System and the city of Weslaco found a temporary solution: an inflatable tent.
The tent, erected at the health system's Weslaco emergency room, could hold 20 patients.
"At this moment, we are seeing more COVID patients than we are seeing non-COVID patients, so depending on the amount of patients, we could be putting COVID patients in there or we could be putting those that do not have COVID — that we don't want in areas where there are other COVID patients," said Wesley Robinson, the assistant chief nursing officer at South Texas Health System.
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