Thursday, August 1, 2013

DE BLASIO TO ANNOUNCE HOST OF BROOKLYN CIVIC GROUPS JOINING HIS LAWSUIT TO KEEP L.I.C.H. OPEN

And the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association is one of them.

If you're free Friday at 12:30, please show up to help demonstrate the community support for keeping LICH alive.  SUNY wants to pull the plug and place a Do Not Resuscitate order on our local hospital.  It's time we fought back against the bureaucrats who close down our hospital and sell the buildings to the highest bidder.

NEW YORK—Public Advocate Bill de Blasio will announce a host of Brooklyn civic organizations are signing on as co-plaintiffs in his lawsuit to keep Long Island College Hospital open.
  
WhenFriday, August 2, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Across from Long Island College Hospital, southwest corner of Hicks and Pacific Streets, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Who: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn civic leaders, doctors, nurses, health care workers

. . . AND YOU!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are only 20-35 patients per day in the LICH Hospital...it is not financially feasible to keep this hospital open.

Anonymous said...

Hundreds of people are being laid off at Downstate because of Lich losing millions every day.

Anonymous said...

Good for De Blazio! What happened to the hospitals who were interested in taking over LICH? Was that just a show put on by SUNY who wants the land and has no interest in the community? We need a private hospital here not run by SUNY.

Gary Reilly said...

Good turnout for the rally today. As to SUNY's priorities - they have placed a cordon around the entire block with private security contractors and barricades. How much does that cost?

I can't speak to the actual patient numbers at LICH day-to-day (and I don't take Anonymous's numbers for granted) but I can say LICH would see more patients if first Continuum and now SUNY weren't actively driving people away.

This hospital isn't dying, it's being murdered, while Cuomo and Bloomberg stand by and watch.