Well being Sciences North is asking all sufferers and guests coming to the hospital to put on a masks as an added step to cut back the unfold of germs and shield weak sufferers.
Handmade masks are acceptable, as are these obtainable at retailers locally. Sufferers will nonetheless be seen within the Emergency Division, regardless if they’re sporting a masks.
Masks function an added step to guard others out of your germs when bodily distancing is difficult or not doable, equivalent to moving into an elevator. A masks shouldn’t be a substitute for handwashing or social distancing.
Sufferers coming to the hospital ought to proceed to apply secure social distancing, wherever doable, and common handwashing, particularly when getting into and exiting the constructing.
Customer restrictions stay in impact at HSN throughout the pandemic. Solely important guests are permitted on the hospital till additional discover. The definition of an “important customer” has been up to date.
Sufferers with communication, bodily or cognitive impairments or these experiencing psychological well being disaster stopping the suitable provision of care are allowed one constant customer. A toddler or youth is allowed one authorised mum or dad or guardian customer.
Sufferers having emergency, unscheduled surgical procedure are allowed one customer for one go to solely. Sufferers giving start are allowed one constant customer. Sufferers vulnerable to imminent loss of life are allowed two constant guests.
Well being Sciences North is reminding the general public that the Emergency Division continues to be a secure place to return for pressing and emergency care, 24 hours a day, 7 days every week.
For non-urgent wants, household doctor places of work proceed to stay open throughout the pandemic. Household medical doctors proceed to see a majority of sufferers through the use of digital expertise or the phone.
Sufferers can’t simply present as much as see their physician. As an alternative, they will merely name forward to make an appointment.
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