The Cleveland Clinic plans on closing trauma centers at Lakewood and Huron hospitals and Mayor Frank Jackson is none too happy about it.
He held a press conference this morning warning that wait times for 911 calls were bound to be up with two of the city's trauma centers shutting down.
The Clinic announced plans to consolidate four level II trauma centers into two last week. Trauma centers at Huron Hospital and Lakewood Hospital will close and be combined with Hillcrest Hospital and Fairview Hospital. MetroHealth Hospital will remain the only level I trauma center in Greater Cleveland.
The city is predicting an increased response times for 911 citywide. Cleveland EMS ambulances will be out of location an average of 45 minutes per transport.
So, yeah, hope you're not in a rush if you call 911.