The country’s main public hospital, the Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC), has put in place new policies to govern visitor access to the health institution amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
“To ensure excellent patient care as well as family and visitor safety, the MSJMC health teams are working around the clock to stay on top of the evolving COVID-19 situation. We are monitoring the rise in COVID-19 cases very closely and adjusting our visitation guidelines as needed,” a statement from MSJMC said.
The hospital is also suspending all outpatient clinics, except for the following: High Risk Maternity, Oncology, Pediatrics and Dialysis. It noted that patients requiring prescription renewals are asked to visit their community clinic.
The new policy reduces visiting hours to a single hour – 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – and will only allow a single visitor at a bedside during that period. Separate rules apply for pediatric patients, especially the guidelines regarding parents/guardians who may need to overnight with these younger patients.
The new policy is already in effect until 21st February 2021. Further information is available on the MSJMC Facebook page.