Coronavirus patients at a Brooklyn nursing home were denied admission to both of the medical facilities established in New York to handle victims of the pandemic even though beds were mostly empty. The New York Post obtained access to email from the CEO of the Cobble Hill Health Center to state officials seeking to relocate sick residents. “We don’t have the ability to cohort right now based on staffing and we really want to protect our other patients,” Cobble Hill CEO Donny Tuchman wrote in the chain of the emails. “He was denied,” the Post reported. “I was told those facilities were only for hospitals” to send their overflow patients.
Source: New York: Nursing home coronavirus patients admittance to underused fed hospitals denied