The Texas Health North Rockwall emergency room had to be temporarily closed to allow staff to help COVID-19 patients in the main hospital.
The closure became effective on Friday, at midnight, as reported by NBC DFW.
What are the details?
The North Rockwall emergency room had to be closed temporarily due to the significant surge in COVID-19 patients in the area.
The closure became effective at midnight, on Friday. The Texas Health Hospital North ER announced that the closure was necessary “to allow members of the medical team to transfer to our hospital's main campus on Horizon Road, where they will provide care related to the pandemic."
The emergency room was located at 2265 North Lakeshore Drive, as the news outlet points out.
What should you do if you live close by and need help?
The Rockwall emergency room is advising everyone who has an emergency to either call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For minor injuries you should visit the closest urgent care facility.
This is the second closure that takes place in North Texas as COVID-19 infections go up. The temporary closure will make it possible for members of the medical team to be transferred to the hospital’s main campus where they can help look after all patients coming in with COVIUD-19 infections.
Patients who were already at the North Rockwall ER will continue to be cared for there. It is not clear when the Emergency Room will be open again or how long the main hospital will need the additional staff.