At Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica, they have so many people flooding their emergency room that they had to set up a tent to handle the overflow.
"We have been able to reduce from having approximately 140 patients, roughly about 50/50 in terms of children and adults to maybe about 20 patients now," said Queens Hospital Center Executive Director George Proctor.
Hospitals throughout Queens and other affected areas have been saying ER waits have been anywhere between two to six hours to see a doctor.
And from the Daily News:
A Queens hospital could soon be facing a strike by more than 700 of its registered nurses after a new round of contract talks hit an impasse, the Daily News has learned.
New York Hospital Queens in Flushing and 722 of its registered nurses returned to the bargaining table April 22, following a cooling-off period that elected officials brokered in February to avert a planned three-day strike.
But the latest round of talks appear to have broken off after a committee of nurses - whose contract expired Oct. 31 - walked out of a bargaining meeting Friday.
What great timing!