Central Health to Resume Some Services

Central Health would like to advise that it is in the process of resuming some health-care services in its facilities. The services that will resume at this time include medical imaging, endoscopy, cardiac diagnostics and surgical services.

“The resumption of services will be a gradual process” said Dr Martin Vogel, VP Medical Services. “Our focus will be on reopening the most urgent surgeries and procedures while ensuring patients and staff are appropriately equipped with personal protective equipment.”

Health care providers across the region, together with their Chiefs of Service and members of the leadership team will prioritize cases and book patient services or procedures based on the degree of urgency. Patients will be contacted directly to reschedule their appointments.”

As some health care services resume, Central Health would like to advise that hospital restrictions, currently in place, will remain in place. This includes no visitors to hospitals and self-isolation for those entering the province. All people entering our facilities will be screened for COVID-19 through a series of questions and be provided a mask. We remind the public to practice physical distancing while in our facilities.

“The impact of COVID-19 has affected us all and we recognize the additional stress it has placed on those who are awaiting routine procedures,” said Central Health President and CEO Andree Robichaud. “We want to thank you for your patience and assure you that we are doing everything we can to resume services in a safe and sustainable way.” For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Provincial Department of Health and Community Services website at: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/. For updates pertaining to Central Health’s ongoing services, please visit our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

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Gayle St. Croix

Director of Communications and Government Relations

(709) 572-1165

gayle.stcroix@centralhealth.nl.ca

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