Ban lifted on admissions, ambulance services at Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill

Hospital officials say a lack of on-hand medical specialists led to the latest hiccup for the struggling hospital.

Hospital officials say a lack of on-hand medical specialists led to the latest hiccup for the struggling hospital. (11/8/13)

BROOKLYN - Ambulance services and admissions are getting back up and running at Long Island College Hospital following a brief suspension.

The services came to a halt Wednesday due to a lack of on-hand medical specialists, according to hospital officials.

The decision was made despite a recently state court ruling that rejected a closure plan from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which has been trying to close LICH for the past year.

The New York State Nurses Association released a statement saying in part, "We regret the suspension of ambulance services at LICH and are very pleased that SUNY has agreed to restore these services."
 

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