Denver, CO – A brain tumor in Colorado Springs, CO, has forced hospital staff to put patients in a room with other patients, a doctor said on Friday.
Dr. Michael DeSantis, the director of the Colorado Springs Health System, told reporters that about 40 patients have been transferred from a Denver hospital to a hospital in Denver since the February 28 accident.
In an email, DeSants said the patients were treated in a medically appropriate way.
The patients were taken to the hospital for observation, and are receiving support.
Colorado Springs is about 40 miles south of Denver.
A statement from the hospital said it will continue to treat patients in accordance with their state and federal guidelines, and is working with local and federal officials to develop guidelines.
In a statement, the hospital stressed that it is not the responsibility of the patients’ doctors to determine which care is appropriate.
DeSantes also said the hospital was working with federal and state agencies to help monitor the patient’s health and safety and develop an emergency plan for the patients.
Deans office is the chief of the hospital’s neurosurgery department.