Admissions, ambulance services banned at Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill despite recent court ruling

SUNY Downstate has banned admissions and ambulance services at Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill. The decision comes after a state court recently rejected

LICH supporters say they will continue to protest to keep the hospital open.

LICH supporters say they will continue to protest to keep the hospital open. (11/7/13)

COBBLE HILL - SUNY Downstate has banned admissions and ambulance services at Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, citing a shortage of on-hand medical specialists.

The decision comes after a state court recently rejected SUNY's closure plan for LICH. It ruled that the state's process for approving hospital closure plans was "unconstitutionally vague."

LICH supporters celebrated after the ruling, saying it was a step in the right direction to keep the hospital open. Now, they are attempting to figure out why services have been suspended once again.

LICH supporters say they will continue to protest to keep the hospital open. There is a hearing scheduled for later this month where they hope SUNY will be found in violation of the court's ruling.

A spokesperson for SUNY Downstate says the school is trying to gather resources, including doctors from other facilities, in hopes of resuming ambulance services tomorrow. They also say that the day-to-day situation at LICH remains fluid and will continue to be so until there is a clear resolution to all the school's problems.

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