Queen’s West declares ‘internal state of emergency’ with 112% inpatient occupancy

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Queen’s Health Systems on Monday declared a state of emergency for its West Oahu location, reporting 112% inpatient occupancy.

The rate of hospital admissions is outpacing the number of available beds. There are 104 beds with 58 patients currently in the emergency department and 16 inpatients holding.

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Queen’s also reports there are currently 96 providers out due to COVID-19 exposure.

“It’s important to note that QMC-West is not shut down,” said Jason Chang, Queen’s Health Systems COO. “Area residents should still go to the West O‘ahu hospital if they have an emergency.”

Queen’s West declared a state of emergency back in August with too many COVID patients overwhelming the hospital at once, on top of many waiting for beds in the emergency room.

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The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,875 new coronavirus cases on Monday, Jan. 10, with 278 currently hospitalized.

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