After hundreds of layoffs at Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway, as well as the closing of the institution’s clinical lab, it remains unclear as to whether the site will completely shut down.
The hospital laid off at least 100 workers last week, and another 200 were let go earlier this month, according to an insider familiar with the situation. It is also axing its physician residency program.
Hospital officials did not respond to a request for comment. The former spokeswoman, Liz Sulik, no longer works at Peninsula, though it is unclear if she was laid off or resigned.
Last month, the state Health Department ordered Peninsula to temporarily close its clinical lab because officials found “serious deficiencies” with it. Patients were transferred, and no surgeries are being permitted.
“We’re in desperate need for a hospital that can handle the amount of patients that the Rockaways and Southern Queens produces,” state Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) said.
Goldfeder said he is not pleased with the managers, Revival Home Health Care.
“They have made a lot of mistakes and thus far failed the community that has put their trust in them. I’m very hopeful that this group can get their act together.”