Peninsula Hospital Lifts Planned ER Suspension

Thursday, Aug 25, 2011  |  Updated 6:38 AM EDT
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Peninsula Hospital's emergency room will stay open after all.

The Far Rockaway, Queens hospital said earlier this week it would be suspending all its emergency room services as it worked to put together a plan for financial viability.

The hospital is on the verge of bankruptcy and had been searching for potential investors. A spokeswoman announced Monday the emergency room would stop taking walk-ins at 11 p.m. Wednesday.

But on the day of its scheduled suspension, spokeswoman Liz Sulik said the closing was lifted and the emergency room would stay open. It will continue to accept walk-ins, and no current patients will be transferred out.

All signs signifying the closure have been taken down.

The emergency room is still not accepting ambulances.

Financial plans for the hospital were still in development.

RELATED: Embattled Peninsula Hospital Suspends ER Services

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