Karen Berry / South Canterbury District Health Board.
In-charge nurse manager Terry Armor stands outside the coveted ward at Temaro Hospital, which is operational and can be used for other infectious diseases.
Kovid 19 ward has been set up at Temaro Hospital so that any patient suspected of having the virus.
Jason Power, interim chief executive of the South Canterbury District Health Board, said the special ward meant they were ready now.
“It is very important to have a separate ward to isolate any suspected KVID 19 patients. SCDHB has also identified negative KVID 19 wards and negative air flow in some areas of ICU (Extreme Car Unit) and Emergency Department. Is installed
He said that the self-contained ward with eight beds is fully operational and has a maximum capacity of 12 beds if required.
“Temaro Hospital has a well-established infection control protocol and our community believes that their safety will be paramount as we work through this epidemic,” Power said.
Power said the only patients admitted to the community will be Covid 19 positive patients, Covid 19 positive patients who are admitted or transferred directly from MIQ or another DHB, and patented by the emergency department. Is reviewed and meets the admission criteria. Ward
Ward staff will be tested for N95 mask fit and will be given a full vaccine for covid 19 and flu.
Coal Air Refrigeration Director Reagan Coaster said his team has completed negative pressure rooms over the past two and a half weeks. The air pressure in the room is less than the outside pressure.
“It’s all working,” he said.
Coaster said the patient’s contaminated breath was trapped in special filters and was not circulated again. Exhaust air was cleaned before being removed from the medical facility.
As it prepares, Power said South Canterbury is in the final stages of a coveted 19 vaccination rollout.
“In New Zealand, bookings for 12-year-olds and older are now open to everyone. Vaccination is completely free and is one of the most powerful tools against Covid 19.
The mobile vaccination team gave 205 doses in Geraldine on September 8. The mobile clinic will remain in Geraldine until September 12.
It will then operate in Fairley from September 15 to 19 and Wemmet between September 22 and 26.
“Wyoming Medical Center is also running a drive through Wyoming 19 Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday afternoon and Saturday at Wyoming Medical Center,” he said.
Vaccinations can be booked through BookMyVaccine.nz at Mobile Clinic, Temaro Coved 19 Vaccination Clinic for Volcombe House, as well as some common methods, pharmacies and Arohinwa Vinau services in South Canterbury. Vaccinators should wear a face mask.