CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Driscoll Children’s Hospital said the surgeries were postponed on recommendations from the state between March 21 to early May, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All elective surgeries were originally cancelled in case of a possible surge of COVID-19 cases in South Texas, which didn’t happen, said the hospital.
Elective surgeries then were resumed on a graded basis. Initially, the number of cases was limited to 50% of capacity.
Now Driscoll is open up to full capacity, since there was not an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Nueces County and the hospital has adequate supplies of PPEs, said the hospital’s press release.