HOSPITAL RESUMES CLINICAL SERVICES THAT WERE SUSPENDED AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
After the suspension of clinical services at the Mount St. John Medical Centre (MSJMC) due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, these services have resumed.
This includes all outpatient clinics, elective surgeries and laboratory and imaging (radiology) services.
MSJMC is assuring residents that the hospital has adopted many strict protocols to ensure their safety, including the provision of a quick temperature check at all main entrances.
Other protocols include the wearing of face masks for all staff and visitors, and maintaining social distancing in waiting areas, as well as following sanitizing protocols throughout the hospital.
According to Salma Crump, head of Marketing & Communications at MSJMC, the medical facility continues to follow the highest level of safety precautions as there continues to be constant monitoring of the COVID-19 in the community.
Crump says that as the country begins to ease some of the restrictions, persons desirous of medical care should seek treatment immediately.
She says that the demand for surgical and other services is immense adding that rescheduling of these appointments is being done.
Crump is appealing to persons to exercise patience and understanding since every effort is being made to get patients back in front of their doctor for an in-person consultation.
She adds that, “Restarting services has only been possible thanks to our committed and hard-working team who have done an exceptional job in challenging circumstances.”
According to Crump, the hospital remains committed to providing safe care for both COVID-19 patients and those afflicted with other diseases.
Clinical services at the hospital recommenced on Monday (March 29).
Meanwhile, the temporary suspension of hospital visits remains in place for now, Crump says.
She says that this, however, will continue to be reviewed and that the hospital is hopeful that it will return to its patient-centered visitor policies soon.