Baystate Noble emergency chief sees RSV cases surging among children

WESTFIELD — A lead doctor from Baystate Health said that the RSV outbreak among children this year has already been the worst he has ever seen as a...

November 18, 2022
12:52 PM

WESTFIELD — A lead doctor from Baystate Health said that the RSV outbreak among children this year has already been the worst he has ever seen as a doctor amidst a shortage of pediatric beds.Dr. Sundeep Shukla, the emergency department chief at Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield, said on Nov. 10 that rates of the respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, are the highest he has ever seen personally. He said there have been enough severe cases across the state that Baystate Health has had to compile a list of every hospital in Massachusetts with pediatric beds available, because Batstate Noble can no longer admit new emergency patients.

Peter Currier