Hospitals in Zurich locks visitors

In the University hospital of Zurich as of today Thursday 18 at a ban on Access for visitors. The has decided to the Hospital. For exceptional situations ther

Hospitals in Zurich locks visitors

In the University hospital of Zurich as of today Thursday 18 at a ban on Access for visitors. The has decided to the Hospital. For exceptional situations there are exceptions. The hospital performs access control, such as it tells. The prohibition is a preventive measure against the Coronavirus. You will reduce the risk that patients or staff are put at the end of. From the prohibition on parents of children, Partner, mother, and close relatives of dying people, or vulnerable patients are excluded.

as of Friday to apply these rules also for the city hospitals Waid and Triemli, as well as the urban centers of care, such as the city of Zürich tells. Also the Restaurants and Cafeterias for the visitors is not accessible.

Zurich-crisis summit

On Wednesday evening met with the Directors and Infectious disease specialists from all hospitals in Zurich with health Director Natalie Rickli (SVP) to a summit on the crisis. Currently, the number of cases is rising rapidly – and the heavy.

the result of the meeting, Christian Schär, President of the Association summarizes the Zurich hospitals (VZK), as follows: "The hospitals to their capacity." All set a separate treatment path for Corona-patients, provided they have not already done so. And make sure that you have enough beds for Corona-patients are available. To do this, you can take the beds back into operation, which have not been temporarily used as single rooms or double up. "If necessary, you will also move the planned interventions," says Schär. This means that maybe a hernia or a hammer toe later on to have surgery as scheduled was, to name two examples of non-survival procedures.

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The Problem is in the intensive care places, of which there are only a limited number and can not be easily propagated and could be. According to Schär, the hospitals will now coordinate their IP capacities of cantonal. The necessary electronic Tool provides rescue and protection available. In the program you can see at any time where there are beds free IP.

And what happens if all of them are occupied? Schär says: "In the worst case, the System pushes the limits, and the staff is overwhelmed." It is so far, he appeals to the whole population, to follow the precautionary measures: wash hands, keep distance, young and old people as possible away from each other keep. The crisis summit of the hospitals, was held in a large room of the education center Careum. "Each of them sat two and a half metres from the Nearest path," said Schär. From now on, will replace the hospital Association on a daily basis with the Directorate of Health.

Created: 12.03.2020, 16:30 PM

Updated Date: 12 March 2020, 19:02

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