Patients of the female medical ward at the Georgetown Hospital have been relocated to the New Inpatient Facility where there is a much more spacious and comfortable environment.
The hospital in a press release yesterday said that the move, which occurred on Sunday, took approximately three hours and all the patients were safely relocated to the new facility. The temporary Female Medical Ward was immediately dismantled and the area fumigated to allow for the relocation and expansion of the clinics, the release said adding that all unwanted materials were removed and subsequently destroyed.
The patients of the female surgical ward are expected to be relocated to the new facility during this week. The release sought to remind relatives of these patients that they will not be allowed to take any linen (sheets), pillows, food or drink into the ward. All the necessary materials and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided to the patients by the hospital.
The hospital is also moving towards having all patients outfitted with hospital gowns and this will eliminate the need for patients’ relatives to be taking clothing and other materials, the release said.
“Management wishes to thank the relatives of those patients who were transferred for their cooperation during the move. Their compliance and assistance lent to the smooth, efficient and speedy transfer of those patients. Kudos also are being expressed to the staff for their diligence and hard work.”
All new admissions of female medical patients will be warded in the new facility, the release added.