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QEH pharmacy hours extended, visiting hours reduced


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QEH pharmacy hours extended, visiting hours reduced

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has introduced reduced visiting hours effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in order to contain the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. 

The new interim visiting hours across all general and surgical wards are noon to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visits to the hospital’s Intensive Care Units – Medical Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – will be facilitated between 11 and 11:30 a.m.; 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; and 5:30 and 6 p.m.

Patients will be allowed a maximum of two visitors during each hour. This rule will be strictly enforced.

People are encouraged to only visit relatives necessary. Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose and/or shortness of breath, are strongly discouraged from visiting family members admitted to the QEH.

Additionally, visitors to the hospital will be required to submit to a temperature check and sign in at the main entrance.

QEH PHARMACY

Meanwhile, the opening hours of the QEH pharmacy have been extended to facilitate dispensing a two-month supply of medication to outpatients.

The pharmacy will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays; and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

It is advised that people on medication have a minimum two-month supply of all medications prescribed. As such, this limited dispensation service is a precautionary measure to ensure patient care is not compromised. 

People visiting the pharmacy are asked to observe a three feet, or one-metre space between themselves and others, and after submission of the prescription script to return to their seat until their name is called. (QEH)

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