Pingtung Christian Hospital Nurse Confirmed with COVID-19 屏基1護理師確診 今門診停診一天清消

Outpatient clinics in Pingtung Christian Hospital were closed on the 8th for disinfections after a nurse was diagnosed with COVID-19. Relevant medical staff, patients, and those who visited the hospital on the 6th and 7th will also get tested. 


The nurses were busy disinfecting the chairs and the waiting hall after a nurse at Pingtung Christian Hospital was diagnosed with COVID-19. This nurse came back to work after the long vacation, but was confirmed with the virus on the evening of the 7th. The confirmed nurse worked on three different floors. Thus, the hospital quickly notified all relevant medical staff for testing and announced outpatient service would be suspended for a day on the 8th.

Patient: “I'm here to get medicine. What will you do now that services have been suspended for a day? I'll have to wait until next Monday.”

Patient: “I need to draw blood once every three months. It's been a while and it's almost time for my blood test again.”

Only the hospital's emergency room operated normally on the 8th. The suspension of services is estimated to affect about one to two thousand patients and accompanying family members. The hospital sent a text message at 5 a.m., hoping that patients wouldn't come to the hospital in vain.  An emergency window was also set up at the hospital for patients to receive medication. At the same time, the patients who left the hospital on the 8th were required to do a PCR test.

Liu Ssu-yuan, Vice Superintendent, Pingtung Christian Hospital: “We have not heard of a request yet from patients to transfer to another hospital due to the spread of the virus here at Pingtung Christian Hospital. And like I just mentioned, all personnel in the buildings you see behind me will be screened today.”

When will outpatient clinics resume? The hospital said it would make rolling adjustments based on screening results. The epidemic situation is not only tense in Pingtung. The drive-thru screening station next to Kaohsiung's Lite Baseball Stadium is full of cars and motorcycles. The number of confirmed cases has increased from the Ago restaurant transmission cluster. The city government has set up 7 screening stations and issued 6,000 text messages, informing people who overlapped with the confirmed case to come for screening as soon as possible. Kaohsiung City hopes that the efforts can stop the epidemic from spreading further. 

 

 

 

護理人員忙著消毒候診椅跟候診大廳,因為屏東基督教醫院護理師確診,一名門診護理師連假後回來工作,卻在7日晚上確診,由於他跟診過3個樓層,院方趕緊將相關醫護人員召回篩檢,並宣布8日停診一天,不少來拿藥的民眾到門口才看到停診公告。

民眾說:「拿藥要等(下)禮拜一了。」、「三個月要來抽血一次,就很久了,快到(時間)了。」

屏基8日只有急診室正常運作,估計可能會影響大約1至2千位門診病患跟陪診家屬,院方早上5時先發簡訊通知,為了不要讓拿慢性病處方箋的民眾白跑,現場也緊急設置窗口供民眾領藥,同時8日離院的病患都須做PCR。

屏東基督教醫院副院長劉思源說明:「因為疫情擴散,所以想要轉院的話,目前我們是沒有聽到這樣的一個想法,我剛剛也講了,在今天之內,所有在各位看到後面這幾棟建築物裡面,所有的人員都會經過一次檢查。」

何時恢復門診?院方表示會依篩檢結果做滾動式調整。但不只屏東緊張,高雄立德棒球場旁的車來速篩檢站排滿汽機車,雅閣群聚等傳播鏈讓確診人數一直增加,市府設了7個篩檢站並發出6千封簡訊,通知跟確診者足跡重疊的民眾趕快來篩檢,希望藉由擴大篩檢,能止住疫情、不要再擴散。

 

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