Inside Spanish Town Hospital | TVJ News – August 23 2021

Inside Spanish Town Hospital | TVJ News – August 23 2021

we go now to our prime time news exclusive tvj news has obtained footage from the spanish town hospitals and catherine from the ministry of health as shameless pulling now reports due to the increase in covet hospitalizations the waiting area of the accident and emergency department is no more instead it has been transformed into an isolation ward another day on the job good afternoon how is isolation ariel this is one of the coveted isolation areas at the spanish town hospital so this is the area around there you’re looking at where we came from now you can see on the barn there isn’t that grill worker on there since the patient are on that this this stuff are on that side as well and this here is inside inside one of the rooms there we have a few rooms that individual rooms the nurses are not only treating the patients for covid19 the fact is the patients who come in for kobe does not necessarily just have covid because we they have other things that’s happening to them like hypertensive diabetics so for most of the patients who go down they do have other complications or kobe just complicate whatever else would have been happening to them so persons with the underlying because i’m looking at these and all of these i’m taking up our antihypertensives as for coffee 19 treatment we don’t have a covered medication we have treating the patient according to what is happening to them the isolation rooms are designed to hold a specific number of beds but with hospitalizations climbing adjustments have to be made initially we had six in here now we have to push it up to seven in here it’s not as close as it’s it’s not as close as and so what the nurse would do inside the nurse goes inside done up all like this and then they do the vitals and put it on the nurse on the outside would get the information so that it can put in the patients fast the waiting area in the accident and emergency department has also been transformed into a makeshift isolation ward we have them in various sections by right we should not have all these cases because once they become posit we are aware that they are positive we should have somewhere for them however the space is not unlimited because of that all the patients are out here know whether they are positive or suspected today we have 77 patients 38 of whom are positive and 39 suspected the beds as you see they are very close so that alone is enough for us to say this cannot work as is but there’s nothing we can do because we have to put the patient somewhere we cannot turn away the patients if you notice the oxygen cylinders we try to get the ports two ports on so we can put patients on the oxygen two at a time so how are patients selected to go on the isolation ward once they come with any of the symptoms of kovid we try to isolate them the fever the cough the cold the not feeling well issues we screen them and we have this route that we put them through separate and apart than the general route of the emergencies that would have been an accident notwithstanding that there are persons who come in otherwise like in gunshot wound accidents and they too when they are swarmed we realize because right now we have one in the world who went to theater it’s a gsw gunshot wound and that patient results returned positive and even as the nurse continued we tried to put up our screen to protect the patients from outside elements from outside concern on the ward a woman insists on staying with her mother who is suspected to have the virus a new mother madol the fact that you’re in here you know who are you you can’t do without your daughter in here you may not have her to go home with you you know when you are to go home she may be on one of the beds no but we’re advocating that you do not stay in the area where the patients have covered the staff at the spanishtown hospital say they are doing the best they can with the limited resources which is why they’re making this appeal or if these are the conditions that we have to face when we have when you come in as a kovid or a suspect covet patient the best thing to do is to prevent having to come here and abide in conditions like this so people need to get vaccinated equally the healthcare workers are stressing the need for citizens to adhere to the covid19 protocols now saint catherine where the spanish stone hospital falls has the second highest number of coffee 19 cases and with the facility already bursting at the seams there’s no telling what the days and weeks will be like shimelapulen tvj news
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Inside Spanish Town Hospital | TVJ News - August 23 2021

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