Equipment Malfunction At Brooklyn Nursing Home Sends Some Patients To Hospital

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An equipment malfunction caused a big scare Monday morning at a Brooklyn nursing home.

It happened at the Concord Nursing and Rehabiliation Center on Madison Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant. There was a problem with the center’s oxygen delivery system which impacted any patient who was hooked up to a ventilator.

Those patients were taken to nearby hospitals.

The nursing home was able to fix the problem about two hours later.

  • Grace

    We need to stick to the facts. As a former healthcare employee, I am more than certain the Dept of Health will be looking in to this. At that time, the Administrator no matter how good or how poor will have to answer. The problem with the media is that we hear the drama but then there is very little follow up. If the family members in the facility have concerns there are numbers that you can call and these numbers must be posted within the facility. The true governing body will have a better understanding of what took place in this situation. Speculation is just that speculation. The Dept of Health will require records and facts surrounding the immediate situation. There is no skirting the issues with that governing body. At the end of the day, it is something that should not have happened. Lets be thankful that it seems as though no one was harmed. Peace and Blessings

  • savinglivesortakingthem

    System Malfunction or not. Seems like these patients and their families need to seek legal recourse. CAN WE ALL SAY LAWSUITS. Not for the money but to make sure this does not happen again.

  • toolittletoolate

    System Malfunction. Really? How does this happen? Was this due to poor maintenance of the system? Or is there a bigger issue at this facility. The patients need answers. The families need answers. The taxpayers need answers. This facility, like most nursing homes, survives on funds that are provided by Medicare and Medicaid. So I ask the public what has happened? Who is accountable for this issue? Who is investigating this? Will this be something that will go away or is this something that will be addressed in the proper manner. A political body needs to be involved to compel answers to be given…and in a timely manner…

  • UpsetInBed-Stuy

    This nursing home needs to be investigated. It is a poorly run facility which is wrought with problems. The New York State Department of Health needs to conduct a full investigation into this matter. It is appauling that there has been no significant disciplinary action on this facility and its Administrator. The demise of this facility is due to the poor management foundation. I appauld CBS on uncovering this matter and hope that this will be the beginning of the end of the present Administration of this facility.

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