Queen’s West Oʻahu is under an internal state of emergency
The Queen’s Medical Center West Oʻahu is under an internal state of emergency as the rate of hospital admissions is outpacing the number of available beds.
As of 3 p.m. Monday, the hospital reported its inpatient capacity at 112%. It has 104 total beds.
The emergency department reported it had 58 patients and 16 inpatients holding.
The internal declaration allows certain response procedures that relieve the emergency room, including transferring some patients to its Punchbowl campus in Honolulu.
There are currently 96 total health care providers out due to COVID exposure.
The Queen’s Health Systems reiterated that the West Oʻahu hospital is not shut down, and residents should still go there in case of an emergency.