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Oishei Children’s Hospital to Admit Patients Ages 25 and Under

Updated: 11/24/2020

Effective immediately, Oishei Children’s Hospital is temporarily expanding its admission criteria to include adult patients 25 years of age and under to help bolster Kaleida Health’s inpatient bed capacity as coronavirus cases continue to rise across Western New York.

Specifically, the team at Oishei Children’s Hospital is committed to providing additional ICU and acute care beds to care for COVID-19 and non COVID-19 patients.

In the event of a surge at Kaleida Health’s adult hospitals, the organization will continue to be flexible in its contingency planning to utilize all clinical areas to care for patients of all ages.

As healthcare workers continue to battle the second wave of COVID-19, we implore the public to take responsible actions with the three Ws to help stop the spread: wear a mask , watch your distance by practice social distancing, and wash hands frequently.