Long Island College Hospital ER stops receiving ambulances - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Long Island College Hospital ER stops receiving ambulances

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Ambulances are no longer bringing patients to the emergency room of Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Nurses said SUNY Downstate plans to close LICH.

A spokesman for SUNY Downstate said LICH loses $4 million a month and that medical staff are leaving for other hospitals.

"Our primary concern is always patient care and safety, and our chief medical officer has determined that, given the exodus of doctors and other medical staff from LICH, continuing to send emergency patients there is no longer in the patients' best interest," said Robert Bellafiore, a SUNY Downstate spokesman.

LICH services many patients from Red Hook to Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Some worry that SUNY plans to close LICH and turn the site into condos, which is what happened to St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village.

The SUNY Downstate spokesman insisted that this not the plan for LICH.

Then hospital's staff said it will fight to prevent a condo future.

  • Brooklyn NewsBrooklyn NewsMore>>

  • MTA, union reach deal for transit workers

    MTA, union reach deal for transit workers

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:30:11 GMT
    Both sides have announced a tentative contract settlement with the union that represents about 38,000 subway and bus workers.
    The deal announced Thursday was reached by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Transit Workers Local 100.
    Both sides have announced a tentative contract settlement with the union that represents about 38,000 subway and bus workers.
    The deal announced Thursday was reached by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Transit Workers Local 100.
  • Memo urges cops to use discretion for jaywalking summonses

    Memo urges cops to use discretion for jaywalking summonses

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:57:48 GMT
    A memo from NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton instructs police officers to use discretion when ticketing elderly and disabled pedestrians for jaywalking. This comes after an 84-year-old jaywalker was injured during his arrest on the Upper West Side in January. The memo which was was dated April 15 reads:  "Use discretion when elderly or handicapped persons are observed jaywalking.... If pedestrian actions are not causing a safety risk... warn and admonish the violator instead."
    A memo from NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton instructs police officers to use discretion when ticketing elderly and disabled pedestrians for jaywalking. This comes after an 84-year-old jaywalker was injured during his arrest on the Upper West Side in January. The memo which was was dated April 15 reads in part:  "Use discretion when elderly or handicapped persons are observed jaywalking.... If pedestrian actions are not causing a safety risk... warn and admonish the violator instead."
  • Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man

    Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:20:44 GMT
    A recently exonerated New York man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers contributing to an online fund for him. About 70 people gave a total of more than $3,400 to the campaign for Jonathan Fleming by Wednesday. Fleming was released last week after a judge dismissed the 1989 case, with Brooklyn prosecutors' assent.
    A recently exonerated New York man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers contributing to an online fund for him. About 70 people gave a total of more than $3,400 to the campaign for Jonathan Fleming by Wednesday. Fleming was released last week after a judge dismissed the 1989 case, with Brooklyn prosecutors' assent.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices