THE Philippine General Hospital (PGH) will temporarily shut down its Emergency Room beginning June 1 to give way to renovation.
It was learned from PGH spokesperson Dr. Jonas del Rosario that the said renovation may take about four months or before the yearend to be finished.
‘They did not give us the exact time, how long the duration will be for the renovation but it will be approxi-mately...the earliest time would be four months. Realistically, it’s probably going to be more than that, maybe roughly about a year,’ Del Rosario said.
Meantime, he said patients from the Emergency Room will be treated in a makeshift ER at Ward 14 although the capacity is but limited.
“We will probably look into other ways to absorb this (emergency patients), maybe we can look into other places in the hospital,” he said.
Del Rosario said the PGH will prioritize patients who need immediate attention such as trauma, heart attack and stroke while cases that cannot be accommodated will be transferred to other hospitals.