By Michael G. Stogner
When you think of ICU Beds remember they need Trained Staff.
They should not be confused with ICU Surge Beds.
On February 14, 2021 San Mateo County Health reported on their website that there were 22 ICU Beds and Trained Staff available which is a fantastic number. There was only one little problem with it. It made the total amount of ICU Beds and Trained Staff 89. That is the HIGHEST number reported ever. Now the Good News is today that number 22 has disappeared from the data on the website. Today it shows 10.
On February 19, 2021 San Mateo County Health reported on their website that there were 6 ICU Beds and Trained Staff available. It made the total of ICU Beds and Trained Staff 52. That happens to be the LOWEST number reported ever. That is a 37 ICU BED and Trained Staff SWING in a FIVE day period.
When the Website started the total number of ICU Beds and Trained Staff was 66 and there was a 20% Availability target or 13. The 20% has been reduced to 15% or 10 ICU Beds and Trained Staff.
Who is responsible for the SMCH website? How much money has been invested in it? Who has the authority to simply change the data?