Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston says it is admitting adult patients.
“We are committed to doing our part to assist the city as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise,” the hospital said on Monday.
In the unheard of move, Texas Children’s says that the move was necessary.
“To help create additional capacity for adult hospitals in the area, Texas Children’s is prepared to care for adult patients. Those adults who are COVID-19 positive will be cared for in an expanded Special Isolation Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus,” the statement said.
Texas Children’s is admitting both COVID-19 adult patients & non COVID-19 adult patients. TCH says it will continue to carefully monitor the ongoing active transmission and increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the greater Houston area and across the State.