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Friday 14 August, 2020

ERHA announces changes at some health facilities due to COVID-19

The Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) is informing members of the public that General Practitioner (GP) services at the following health facilities will be suspended on Friday, March 20, 2020:

- Matura Outreach Centre

- Coryal Outreach Centre

- Grande Riviere Outreach Centre

During this suspension, services can be accessed at the following facilities:

- Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre

- Valencia Outreach Centre

- Manzanilla Outreach Centre

Services at the aforementioned facilities will resume at 9 am on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

The ERHA is also advising of temporary changes in services at all Health Facilities effective March 20, 2020. It said the precautions were necessary due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Outpatient clinics

- All clinic appointments will be prioritized based on urgency and patients will be screened via telephone

- Antenatal clients will be seen based on revised appointment periods

- Non-urgent cases will be rescheduled

Surgical services

- All elective surgeries will be rescheduled

- Surgeries will be prioritized based on urgency

Dialysis services

- Patients will be screened via telephone to schedule appointments for haemodialysis

Blood bank services

- Services continue. No more than 10 people will be accommodated together


- Patients due for treatment will be seen based on revised appointment periods

- Clinics for routine visits will be scheduled and extended follow-up appointments will be given

Accident and Emergency

- All patients presenting with fever and respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath will be screened in a separate area outside the Accident and Emergency Department

Pharmacy services

- Patients will be contacted

Radiology services

- All urgent and emergency cases will be facilitated

Scheduled outpatient appointments will be rescheduled

Contact the Sangre Grande Hospital at 226-4744 for additional information if required.

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