Royal Hospital and Heart Centre treats first COVID-19 patient

KIMBERLEY. – The Royal Hospital and Heart Centre (Lenmed) treated its first COVID-19 patient.

Hector MacKay, hospital manager, said the hospital has treated and discharged its first positive COVID-19 patient.

“The patient was isolated, treated and discharged in line with all NICD guidelines.”

MacKay said residents can be assured that the safety of its patients, employees, visitors, doctors and the community is their priority.

“Our staff and facilities are prepared for the COVID-19 outbreak. Our procedures are aligned with the NICD guidelines. All entrants to the hospital are screened, including all employees and doctors. The hospital as cancelled all visiting hours, with exceptions at the discretion of the hospital manager made for the NICU and paediatric parents of patients and the critically ill. Employees are required to wear appropriate PPE for their role.”

MacKay said patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms, such as shortness of breath, are requested to call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department to arrange for an assessment and/or possible admission. All other patients, including those with mild symptoms or those seeking testing are requested to contact their GPs for advice.”

The departement of health released its most recent figures last night, which brought the infections in the Northern Cape to 24 and recovered cases to 13.

1 thought on “Royal Hospital and Heart Centre treats first COVID-19 patient

  1. Daar bestaan net een vraag .Hoekom word verpleeg personeel seker hospietaale verbied as hulle werk met die virus .Soos op hoogte het Gariep ook 4 posatief gevalle gaad .

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