Local medical facilities are being impacted by widespread water problems in the Austin area, following extreme weather this week.St. Davids South Austin Medical Center stated it lost water pressure from the city Wednesday, developing a series of issues.”Water feeds the centers boiler, so as an outcome, it is likewise losing heat,” David Huffstutler, CEO of St. Davids HealthCare, stated in a statement. Huffstutler said the hospital is dealing with city authorities to fix the situation. In the city, healthcare facility and meantime officials are finding transport to get clients “who are medically able to be discharged home securely.”Other patients are being sent to healthcare facilities that have capability. St. Davids South Austin Medical Center presently has simply under 300 patients, officials said.”Because this is a state-wide emergency circumstance that is likewise affecting other hospitals within the Austin area,” Huffstutler said, “no one hospital currently has the capability to accept transportation of a large number of clients.”St. Davids is passing out water bottles and containers to clients and employees to drink and clean their hands. It is figuring out a way to get portable toilets, officials said.”Through our nationwide partner, HCA Healthcare, we are able to protect and source food, linens, medication and products needed to look after and serve our patients,” Huffstutler said.Employees who are currently set up to work are being asked to remain in the hospital.Seton hospitals in the area are also dealing with water problems.A representative for Ascension Seton stated in a statement that “extreme weather condition conditions have triggered periodic water problems at a number of Ascension Seton” facilities.In a letter acquired by KUT, clients and households at Dell Childrens are being asked to not take showers and use hand sanitizer to clean their hands. They were likewise informed the toilets cant flush and personnel are only altering linens as needed.”We prepare for the temperature in the building will be harder to maintain as the temperature drops,” the letter likewise said. “We do have a limited supply of fleece blankets readily available.”A spokesperson for Ascension Seton stated staff is working to fix concerns throughout their network of healthcare facilities in the location.”All Ascension Seton health centers have emergency situation response plans in place to supply undisturbed patient care, including access to backup generators for each care website,” a spokesperson stated in a statement. “Throughout the year, our hospitals prepare for a variety of emergency situation situations, which consists of screening of backup power sources and upgrading and evaluating emergency action intend on a routine basis.”Ascension Seton officials say they are rescheduling optional surgeries.St. Davids authorities also revealed they are “canceling all non-emergent procedures” for the time being.
“Because this is a state-wide emergency circumstance that is also affecting other health centers within the Austin area,” Huffstutler stated, “no one hospital currently has the capacity to accept transportation of a big number of clients.”Through our nationwide partner, HCA Healthcare, we are able to protect and source food, linens, medication and supplies needed to care for and serve our patients,” Huffstutler said.Employees who are currently arranged to work are being asked to stay in the hospital.Seton healthcare facilities in the location are also dealing with water problems.A representative for Ascension Seton said in a declaration that “severe weather conditions have caused periodic water problems at a number of Ascension Seton” facilities.In a letter gotten by KUT, patients and households at Dell Childrens are being asked to not use and take showers hand sanitizer to clean their hands.”All Ascension Seton healthcare facilities have emergency response plans in location to provide continuous patient care, consisting of access to backup generators for each care site,” a representative stated in a declaration.