Surge in respiratory viruses is stretching hospital’s resources

AS RESPIRATORY VIRUSES surge, the emergency room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital is experiencing unusually long waiting times. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
PROVIDENCE – An unprecedented rise in respiratory viruses this season is stretching resources at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where wait times in the emergency room can last up to 10 hours. “We are struggling with our resources, especially around spaces and even with things as simple as cribs for babies,” said Dr. Linda Brown, division director…

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