BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Health services are grappling with a persistent lack of care and once you link this to the pandemic they are determined to provide additional help.
Governor Kay Ivey announced Friday that she was providing CARES Act funding in support. Funds from the CARES Act will be used to help pay for out-of-state nurses who come back and help.
The $ 12.3 million federal grant will fund travel nurses who return to the state of Alabama to help with the health services they want.
Dr. Don Williamson, director of the Alabama Hospital Affiliation, says the nurses will not be dispatched immediately. Part of the method is figuring out who needs the help most and then creating a plan based primarily on serving the areas that are most needed.
At the moment, he says that more than half of the ventilators available are used by people with COVID, and we have reported a mattress deficit in the intensive care unit, each with an extremely thin staff.
“We are very confident that over the next few days and weeks we will be supporting some of our hospitals that have been so negatively affected by this disaster,” said Williamson.
Dr. Williamson calls it an important level and commends the governor for raising the funds to get aid.
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