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$21M Brooklyn Field Hospital Never Saw A Single Patient


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A roughly $21 million Brooklyn field hospital authorized by the de Blasio administration at the height of the coronavirus pandemic opened and closed without ever seeing one patient, according to city officials.

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook was one of several sites across the five boroughs converted into a medical facility as a way to relieve the city’s overburdened hospital system as the COVID-19 crisis mounted.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans on Mar. 31 — a day after the USNS Comfort hospital ship arrived in New York Harbor to aid in the coronavirus fight — for the $20.8 million Red Hook field hospital with an estimated capacity for 750 beds.



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They spent $11M to convert the hospital garage here.  No patients for it either.  Not sure if they shut it down or not.  If they did it right they can push all the beds to one area to store them in case it is needed in the future.  The rest of it looked like wiring and plumbing.

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