Life Healthcare hospitals in the Border-Kei region change visiting hours

Life Healthcare hospitals in the Border-Kei region change visiting hours as part of precautionary safety measures

At the Life Healthcare hospitals in the Border-Kei region, the well-being of our patients, staff,
doctors, and visitors is of paramount importance to us and we are committed to creating a safe
environment in support of infection prevention and control.
We have already put into action several key plans to minimise the spread of COVID-19. This
includes the provision of hand sanitisers and a brief verbal travel history and wellness/health
check before entering our premises.
As part of these precautionary safety measures and to reduce the foot traffic within our hospitals,
we would like to announce that the following measures have been implemented:
 VISITING HOURS
o Visiting hours have been restricted to one hour per day and are listed below:
Life Beacon Bay Hospital 11h00 to 11h30 and 19h30 to 20h00
Life East London Private Hospital 11h00 to 11h30 and 19h30 to 20h00
Life Queenstown Private Hospital 11h00 to 11h30 and 19h30 to 20h00
Life St Mary’s Private Hospital 11h00 to 11h30 and 19h30 to 20h00
Life St Dominic’s Hospital 11h00 to 11h30 and 19h30 to 20h00
Life St Mark’s Clinic 16h00 to 17h00
Life Rehabilitation at Life St Dominic’s Hospital 17h00 to 18h00.
 NUMBER OF VISITORS
o The number of visitors permitted during visiting hours is one per patient, per
indicated visiting time slot.
For the safety of our patients, visitors, employees and healthcare practitioners, please note that
indicated visiting time slots may be amended at any time based on COVID-19 developments.
Please phone the hospital to check for updated visiting times.
In addition to the above, we request that no children visit the hospital unless it is an emergency,
as children have an under-developed immune system. Persons over the age of 60 or who are
immune-compromised must also avoid visiting patients at the Life Healthcare hospitals mentioned
above until further notice.
As per the management of any other infections, our hospitals have teams of dedicated Infection
Prevention Specialists who are experienced and qualified healthcare workers and have received
extensive training and guidelines around COVID-19 by the National Institute of Communicable
Diseases (NICD). Hospital management has ensured that our specialists and referring GPs in the
area are also aware of our preparedness.
Life Healthcare wishes to thank the communities of the Border-Kei region for their ongoing
support and encourages everyone to take the necessary hand-hygiene precautions. We continue
to provide the highest standard of quality care and will continue to ensure that standard hospital
operations continue as normally as possible during this challenging time.

Dr Charl van Loggerenberg, GM: Emergency Medicine, Life Healthcare

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