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Older patients could be denied treatment under Hawaii’s ‘crisis standards of care’ plan if COVID-19 cases continue to surge

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                An acute care module tent was set up outside The Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu in Ewa Beach to provide emergency care to patients in light of the influx of COVID-19 infections.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    An acute care module tent was set up outside The Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu in Ewa Beach to provide emergency care to patients in light of the influx of COVID-19 infections.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A hospital bed is pictured inside the new acute care module tent set up outside The Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu to handle an overflow of patients in need of emergency care.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A hospital bed is pictured inside the new acute care module tent set up outside The Queen’s Medical Center-West Oahu to handle an overflow of patients in need of emergency care.

On Sept. 1, Hawaii Gov. David Ige quietly signed an order releasing health care facilities and health care workers from liability if they have to ration health care. Ige’s order referenced the crisis standards of care plan but did not provide the guidelines. Read more

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