The Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) has confirmed that a patient visited the Mackenzie Hospital yesterday where he demonstrated several respiratory symptoms. His condition worsened and several tests were conducted on him.
However, the hospital decided to have the patient transferred to Georgetown where a higher level of care is urgently needed. The hospital in ensuring that all measures were taken have met individually with the attending staff and reassured them on several issues and concerns that they had.
Acting Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, Dr Joseph London who met with several of the staff said that the hospital has taken a more aggressive role in addressing several issue and concerns that staff and members of the public has from time to time. He said that management at the hospital is cognizant that persons are tense and or fearful and as such, they continue to reassure their staff about their wellbeing while ensuring that all standing operating procedures are followed.
“I personally met with several staff members yesterday and assured them of the hospital’s position and ability to address any issue/s that we are confronted with. We are following all standing operating procedures and the reality is that the man was transferred because he needed a much higher level of care and Georgetown will be handling that matter,” Dr London said.
He urged members of the public to stay away from rumors, warning that it has the potential of creating undue panic. “I am urging persons including health care professionals to stay away from disseminating and or sharing rumors as it will not work in the best interest if all. We are in a major medical period where people will panic at anything and we must remain responsible in how we share and or disseminate information,”