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Brookbit: Blasting LICH Maternity Closing

August 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

City Council Member Bill de Blasio is among those criticizing Long Island College Hospital for closing its maternity ward. (The hospital is actually selling two buildings that could end up being luxe condos, which is part of the broader real estate development angle to the story.) Just into the inbox: “”I am extremely troubled by LICH’s plan to close its maternity ward. This closing, coupled with the recent termination of the hospital’s rape crisis center, is part of a disturbing pattern of taking important medical services away from Brooklyn families. The possibility of LICH closing is unacceptable. Brooklyn cannot afford to lose the services this hospital provides. LICH must work with the community to create a long-term plan for combating its financial problems, and for serving the needs of the Brooklyn.”–GL Inbox

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  • 1 guest // Aug 2, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    My gyn ran the midwife unit, which closed a few years ago. He told me then that there were plans in place to close the maternity unit. I had a baby there 7 years ago, and the new maternity wing wasn’t finished…and then it closed less than 6 months later.

    I have had several truly awful experiences at LICH, and closing the whole damn thing is the best thing that could happen to the area.

  • 2 mommyc // Oct 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I had a baby there 7 years ago also, and it was a wonderful experience from beginning to end, maybe you should move then you won’t be bothered by all of the poorer people that really need the entire hospital in tact there………….. have your babies at Beth Israel in NY, see ya