Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, ambulances will responding to 911 calls will be diverted from Long Island College Hospital, as the facility prepares to close its doors next week.
It happened just before 3 a.m. Friday at a lot for an ambulance supply company on Sheridan Boulevard in Inwood, Long Island.
Now there’s a device that’s helping some ambulance drivers operate more safely as they work to help others.
In the latest court battle to keep Long Island College Hospital open in Brooklyn, ambulances once again have begun rolling on a limited basis.
Documents obtained by CBS 2 show delays in calls coming to EMS ranging from minutes to hours. One delay was two and a half hours and another was five hours.
The Bergen County Regional Emergency Medical Service is like the cavalry, there when you need them, a backup for several Bergen County towns.
O’Daly’s husband, Jim Leonhardt, described her ordeal, saying she spent the hours after her fall lying on her floor, pale-faced and screaming in agony whenever anyone tried to move her leg or adjust a pillow.