At Life Healthcare our patient well-being is of paramount importance and as in every medical environment, infection prevention and control is of paramount importance.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 MESSAGE: If you are not sick but are concerned that you may need COVID-19 testing, please phone or consult with you general practitioner (GP) or phone the NICD hotline number for assistance. Please help our hospitals as we try to limit the number of well patients entering the emergency unit and hospital.
Life Healthcare is working closely with the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) and have put a number of measures in place to support our current infection prevention and risk protocols for suspected COVID-19 cases. All relevant hospital staff, including emergency units, have been briefed and trained according to these guidelines and are prepared to manage suspected and positive cases of the virus.
For more information on COVID-19, contact the National Institute of Communicable Diseases’ (NICD) consumer 24-hour toll-free hotline number: 0800 029 999 / 0800 111 132 or visit the NICD website: http://www.nicd.ac.za/diseases-a-z-index/covid-19/
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