Veterans’ home had ‘the opposite of infection control’

July 6, 2020

An independent report on the coronavirus outbreak at Boston’s Holyoke Soldiers’ Home found wards with both infected and uninfected patients, according to an article on The New York Times website.

The report on  a state-run veterans’ home showed “a facility in chaos.”  Workers at the facility, the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, remembered the days in late March as “total pandemonium” and a “nightmare,” the article said.

One social worker told investigators that she “felt like it was moving the concentration camp, we were moving these unknowing veterans off to die.”

The report also mentions other errors, including the rotation of staff members between wards, accelerating the spread of the virus.

Read the article.

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Information Technology


Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: Infection Control

Nursing Home Workers Who Work At Multiple Facilities May Be Behind Some Of COVID Spread


Florida facilities continue to see cases despite lockdown

9/21/2020

Containing Healthcare Costs in the New COVID Normal


Navigating pandemic-induced financial strain to reduce expenses

9/21/2020

Mayo Clinic Opens A Dedicated Gluten-Free Kitchen


Clinic now a validated gluten-free 'safe spot'

9/21/2020

Focus: Infection Control

Mass. Hospital Keeping COVID Transmissions at Nearly Zero


The Boston hospital has dedicated COVID-19 units with airborne infection isolation rooms

9/21/2020

Focus: Infection Control

UVC Disinfectant Not Easy to Use


UVC radiation disinfect requires many protocols to use safely

9/21/2020





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.