Portions Of Roosevelt Island Coler Hospital Without Power - Most Vulnerable Patients Evacuated To Nearby Goldwater Hospital
Image of Coler Goldwater Hospital From NY Hospital Flowers
Earlier this afternoon reader Mike G asked:
Anyone know what's going on at the north end? A train of ambulances (10 maybe?) just went by 40 RR heading north...Then I saw ths tweet:
@patkiernan Coler Hospital in Roosevelt Island being evacuated right nowand received this tip from a reliable source:
— Brian Barenio (@heymrbrian) October 30, 2012
Mike G question about ambulances and ambulettes headed north to Coler might be to transport some patients to Goldwater.I sent the following inquiry to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Coler having power probs
Goldwater has power and the room.
National guard moving 90+ patients.
16 ambulances making several trips for about 90 patients.
I am told that Coler Hospital is evacuating patients. Is that true.Received no response from RIOC.
Do you have any additional info on the matter
Sent the same inquiry to Assembly Member Micah Kellner. Mr. Kellner replied:
the most vunerable being moved to Goldwater. Others are resting in place.Thank you Mr. Kellner for the answer.
A Goldwater patient adds:
A big thank you, for goldwater staff. The have been heroic working 48 hoursSome recent tweets concerning Coler Hospital:
Coler Hospital no power for over 24 hours #Coler #Roosevelt Island
— Janelle Hartman (@janhart26) October 31, 2012
Please get a generator for Coler-Goldwater hospital on Roosevelt Island....they had no power today @nycmayorsoffice
— Astoria Church (@AstoriaChurch) October 31, 2012
Coler Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island was flooded, and has no power since last night. Where is the rescue evacuation? Forgotten?Here's Mayor Bloomberg's Press Conference this afternoon on NYC's recovery from Hurricane Sandy. No mention of the problems at Roosevelt Island's Coler Hospital from Mayor Bloomberg.
— Victoria (@sweetdog2) October 30, 2012