Worcester’s DCU Center to House 250 COVID-19 Patients

by | Mar 31, 2020 | Headlines, COVID-19, News

WORCESTER – Governor Charlie Baker announced at a press conference on Tuesday, March 31, that the DCU Center in Worcester will become a temporary medical facility capable of housing up to 250 patients.

Patients transferred to DCU Center will be low acuity, or patients not in serious condition.

Over the next one to three weeks, medical officials expect the number of people seeking care at hospitals across the state to surge due to COVID-19 related illness.

Hospital capacity is expected to become stressed or exceeded at local hospitals.  The ability to transfer patients to DCU will allow hospitals to focus on patients with the highest need.

Patients who are transferred to DCU Center will continue to receive needed care.

Baker reported that a team will arrive in Worcester tomorrow to begin preparation of the temporary medical facility.


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