(Hagåtña) – The Guam Memorial Hospital has been hemorrhaging for going on four decades now.
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo’s bill 245-34 addresses not only the stabilization of the Government of Guam caused by the federal tax reform, but it also addresses the Department of Education capital improvements and finally dedicates a desperately needed funding source for our island’s only public hospital.
Not funding our hospital today can mean:
• Telemetry ward will be short 10 beds (used for cardiac monitoring)
• GMH will need to cut 10 beds from medical and surgical hospital beds
• Intensive Care Unit beds will drop from 6 to 4
• Urgent Care will need to be shut down
• The Emergency Room will overflow as a result of no beds
A decision to finally address and fully fund GMH rests on the Legislature’s shoulders this afternoon,
Don’t leave our hospital hanging out to dry. Rescue GMH.