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2021.10.20 15:00

Vilnius hospital closes vascular surgery unit to free up beds for Covid patients

BNS2021.10.20 15:00

Vilnius City Clinical Hospital is closing its vascular surgery unit due to a growing number of Covid-19 patients.

Patients who need urgent vascular treatment will be referred to the Republican Vilnius University Hospital in the Lazdynai district of Vilnius, said Gitana Letukienė, a spokeswoman for Santara Clinics.

Until now, Vilnius City Clinical Hospital had 150 beds for Covid-19 patients. As of Wednesday, 141 of them have been filled.

Once the vascular surgery unit is closed, the number of beds for Covid-19 patients will rise to 180.

The hospital also has six ICU places for Covid-19 patients, five of them are already occupied.

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