Monday, October 26, 2020

Visitation at PMH Suspended

The country’s premier hospital implements new safety measures

Visiting hours at all public and private wards at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) have been suspended as part of updated prevention measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

In a press statement, PMH says updates regarding patients will be made to the identified, nearest relative and/or guardian by the assigned physician via telephone.

Meals and beverages delivered for patients will not be accepted during this restricted period.

The hospital says, if a patient requires a personal item, the hospital will contact the identified and/or nearest relative regarding the request; in this case, the delivery must be pre-arranged with Ward Management.

PMH says efforts are being made to provide video-conferencing for our patients on the Children’s Ward, so that they can interact daily with a parent or guardian.

The public is asked to note all public health announcements, public service announcements and updates regarding health and hospital services during this time.

These changes come after Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands confirmed on Tuesday that 4 patients from the Medical Surgical Ward II at the hospital tested positive for COVID-19.

Sands said a patient who was not suspected to have COVID19, was presented on the ward for seizures.

It was later confirmed the patient contracted the virus.

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