With the coronavirus surge behind us, Governor Charlie Baker stated that the largest field hospital in Massachusetts, Boston Hope, will no longer be accepting new patients.
The field hospital, set up in the Boston Convention & Expo Center in the Seaport District of Boston, opened in early April and has treated more than 700 COVID-19 patients. In addition, Boston Hope has given those who are homeless a place to stay.
Although not taking new patients, the facility will remain in place until all existing patients are safely discharged. If needed, beds at the center will remain throughout the summer.
“We’re grateful for the partnership and coordination that went into standing up this facility and are especially thankful for the many folks who worked to take care of the folks on both sides of that operation,” Governor Baker stated in his address today.
Boston Hope is a collaboration with the state of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, Partners HealthCare, and Boston Health Care for the Homeless. The center’s mission is to provide medical care for coronavirus patients who don’t need hospital treatment.
Boston Hope will join the other field hospitals that were closed last week, including UMass Lowell and Worcester’s DCU Center. Currently, UMass Dartmouth is still accepting patients.