December 8, 2021

3 Houston-area emergency rooms shut down due to surge in COVID cases

HOUSTON, Texas — Three Houston-area emergency rooms shut down Monday afternoon due to the rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

In accordance to an announcement made by Memorial Hermann, the next 24-hour emergency rooms might be closed till additional discover.

  • Memorial Hermann Handy Care Heart in Kingwood – 4533 Kingwood Drive
  • Memorial Hermann Handy Care Heart in Spring – 7474 N Grand Parkway W
  • Memorial Hermann Handy Care Heart at Sienna – 8780 Hwy 6 Ste B

Sufferers who’re at the moment receiving care at these emergency facilities might be transferred to one other Memorial Hermann facility.

The well being care system launched the next assertion to ABC13 relating to the closures:

“Earlier [Monday] afternoon, Memorial Hermann made the difficult decision to temporarily close three of its off-site 24-hour Emergency Rooms at its Convenient Care Centers in Kingwood, Spring and Sienna. As COVID-19 continues to rapidly surge in the Greater Houston area, and with hospitalizations exceeding prior surge volumes, our workforce is being pushed to the limit. We are actively pursuing all solutions to help ease the burden on our hardworking frontline staff and ensure that we continue providing safe, high-quality care to all those who need it.

Closing these locations allows us to reassign the staff to other Memorial Hermann locations where their help is critically needed. It also eliminates the need to transfer these patients to the main hospital for admission, if necessary.

Memorial Hermann is committed to doing everything we can to ensure we have the necessary resources to help respond to this surge and be there for all those who need our care. But the situation is very serious, and all Houstonians should be concerned. To reverse this devastating trend, we need every member of the community to take swift action: please do your part, and if you are eligible to get vaccinated, do so as soon as possible. At this point, this is a disease of the unvaccinated and it is preventable if people just get vaccinated.”