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KHMHA goes into Emergency Mode and adjust visitation in preparation for COVID-19 response


The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority advises the general public that as of today Monday 23rd March 2020 we are in Emergency Mode with adjustments to our Visitor’s Policy as part of our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Emergency mode means we have postponed elective services and an abbreviated clinic schedule will be announced.
Visitors with respiratory symptoms will not be allowed to visit patients. All persons entering the hospital will be scanned and triaged at nurse’s stations located at the KHMH lobby and Accident and Emergency.
Visitors to the A&E Department will be allowed only for minors, patients who require continuous assistance and patients who are in a critical state. The Nurse– in– charge of A&E will issue a pass for one visitor. This pass will not be interchangeable among family members. This family member will be responsible to pass on information received from the physician or nurse to other family members.
Visitation at General Wards
Visitors to the general wards of the hospital will be limited to one person only.
The General Hospital Visiting hours will now be from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Sundays through Saturdays.
If the patient is in critical condition, additional visitors will be allowed; The KHMHA Spokesperson Form shall be utilized which will now allow for ONE family member to be named who will visit patients. This decision will be at the physician or nurse – in – charge discretion.

Visitation at Covid-19 Isolation Area
Covid – 19 Isolation Area is to manage critical patients who have been diagnosed with Covid – 19 only.
No visitors will be allowed to the Isolation Area.

The following guidelines are subject to changed based on the community spread of COVID-19

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