The San Antonio Children’s Hospital in the US has suffered a sharp decline in capacity as a result of a lack of funding, a report by the hospital’s hospital foundation has found.
The report from the San Antonio Medical Foundation (SAMS) said that the hospital had fewer beds in November, January and March this year compared to a year earlier, as well as fewer beds per capita.
This is a very challenging time for hospitals, especially when it comes to managing patient and patient care, said the report, which was prepared in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
“This year, the San Antone hospital experienced a decrease in bed capacity of nearly 50% compared to the previous year.
Our overall clinical and research experience suggests that we are not equipped to meet the current demand,” the report said.
The SAMS report said the San Antono Hospital had a population of 7,500, and a total of 4,957 beds.
“The current number of beds at the SanAntone is inadequate to meet our needs,” the SAMS said.
It said there were 1,831 non-urgent patient beds and 2,743 urgent patient beds.SAMS president and CEO, Dr William Smith, said in a statement that the report found “an overall decline in the number of acute and critical care beds” at the hospital, which “is a very difficult time for our hospital.”
“The SAMs report is a sobering and sobering report that shows the impact that the current healthcare landscape is having on our children’s health, safety and well-being,” Smith said.
“We must not let the current crisis take us away from our families and our communities.”
San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor also released a statement condemning the SAMs findings.
“I have been very clear with the President that we will not stand by while hospitals, hospitals, and hospitals must continue to deteriorate and we will make sure that no child, no family, and no one should be denied life-saving care,” she said.SARS hospital crisis: Where to find resources and informationThe San Antonio SARS Hospital has had a long-standing and difficult relationship with the city, said Mayor Ivy T. Taylor, in a prepared statement.
“These issues are impacting families and communities and impacting our ability to provide services, and the public is entitled to know the extent of the financial burden and the impact of these problems on families, communities and the San Diego SARS,” she added.
The hospital’s parent company, San Antonio-based Children’s Medical Group, said it had spent $5.4 million since its founding in 1878 on a facility with about 1,100 beds.
The SanAntonio Health Department said the hospital also had been in discussions with other health systems and had been seeking private financing for the facility.
However, the hospital did not respond to calls and emails seeking comment on the SAM’s findings.