Lack of quorum keeps Lakeshore in limbo

Kathy Manning, a 46-year registered nurse in the chemical dependency unit at Lakeshore TLC Hospital, took the podium at Tuesday’s rally and said that she and other staff received no notification of the hospital’s announced closure prior to Dec. 3. OBSERVER Photo by Mary Heyl.

It will be another week until a decision comes down regarding the next steps for Lakeshore Hospital in Irving.

This morning’s meeting was delayed until Friday, Jan. 24, after the board did not have a quorum to move forward. Today’s meeting was to address the Comprehensive Prior Approval Request for the closure to the Office of Mental Health at the Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council meeting. After a long delay, however, a decision was made to move the meeting to next week.

Both the emergency room and behavioral health unit remained open at the Lakeshore facility, which had been slated to close on Jan. 1.

Here’s the article from this morning’s edition:

Removals, emails add to ire at Lakeshore