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MIDDLETOWN — Middlesex Health has considerably decreased its guests coverage because of the giant and growing numbers of individuals testing constructive for COVID-19.
All of its service areas are closed to guests aside from these making compassionate visits, and assist individuals accompanying sufferers with disabilities, efficient instantly, in line with a press launch.
Compassionate visits embrace visits to see sufferers receiving end-of-life care and visits to see sufferers being cared for within the Middlesex Well being Being pregnant & Beginning Middle.
Middlesex Well being is making these modifications in response to the resurgence of COVID-19 locally. The restrictions are supposed to assist shield sufferers and workers, and to assist gradual the unfold of the coronavirus, the discharge stated.
Help individuals and guests who make compassionate care visits have to be in good well being, and over the age of 18, except particular permission is granted. When on the hospital, they have to put on a masks, and wash their arms often to make sure their security and the security of others.
Middlesex Well being revised customer coverage
• Obstetric sufferers could also be accompanied by one companion or one delivery assist particular person. No kids are allowed. This particular person should stay within the room with the affected person at some stage in their keep.
• No guests are allowed within the Emergency Division, on North 7 and within the Disaster Intervention Unit, except for a assist particular person for individuals with disabilities.
• Sufferers beneath the age of 18 could also be accompanied by their mother and father, guardians or one designated assist particular person.
• Middlesex Well being workers members will decide the variety of guests for sufferers who’re receiving end-of-life care. These guests should keep of their beloved one’s room at some stage in their go to.
• No guests or designated assist individuals are allowed in another areas of the hospital, except for a assist particular person for individuals with disabilities.
• No guests are allowed for sufferers having surgical procedure or a process except for a assist particular person for individuals with disabilities.
• No guests can accompany a affected person with an appointment at a Middlesex Well being facility, except for a assist particular person for individuals with disabilities. This contains all outpatient areas, its laboratory areas and any radiology areas.
• All enterprise conferences can be held nearly. Nobody ought to go to the hospital for enterprise.
• One MacDonough Place, a Middlesex Well being-owned assisted dwelling neighborhood in Middletown, stays closed to all guests — aside from medically needed visits.
These modifications are being applied to restrict the unfold of COVID-19, the sickness brought on by the coronavirus. Middlesex Well being believes that additional proscribing guests at its amenities is in the perfect curiosity of sufferers, workers, friends and the neighborhood, the discharge stated.
These experiencing signs of COVID-19, together with a fever, cough or shortness of breath, ought to name a medical supplier earlier than heading to an emergency division, pressing care heart or different medical workplace. They’ll assist you decide your subsequent steps, which can embrace staying dwelling and isolating.
Middlesex Well being is dedicated to caring for members of its neighborhood, together with those that have, or might have, COVID-19. For data, go to MiddlesexHealth.org/Ready.