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$21M Brooklyn field hospital never saw a patient amid coronavirus pandemic

By Carl Campanile and Natalie Musumeci | 22 May 2020

NEW YORK POST — 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.

The field hospital was built by Texas-based construction company SLSCO. […]

1 Comment on $21M Brooklyn field hospital never saw a patient amid coronavirus pandemic

  1. The one in Houston was twice as expensive and saw may be 1 person. Actually, zero is probably a better number.

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