Brooklyn Chest House

Brooklyn Chest Hospital (BCH) offers long stay admission for patients with complicated tuberculosis. In children this includes tuberculous meningitis (TBM), and many of our TBM patients stay at BCH for up to 6 months to ensure completion of their TB treatment. As such BCH is a crucial component of the TB care pathway, and the staff there are tireless in their care for these children. The ABC team has regular outreach visits to BCH during which we engage the children in fun and educational activities, have created a chalk wall to develop their fine motor draw skills, and most importantly offer them some extra TLC. We also have a clothing drive at the Neuroscience Institute and ensure regular follow-up visits at Red Cross.