Some COVID-19 Patients To Be Relocated To Turning Point

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Turning Point Rehabilitative Centre will house some COVID-19 positive patients, amid a continuing increase in the number of cases of the virus in Saint Lucia, it has been announced.

The number of patients to be relocated to Turning Point has not been disclosed.

The Executive Director of the Owen King European Union Hospital (OKEUH) and the Respiratory Hospital, Nancy Francis, made the announcement of the move Friday.

“This move is necessary given that the respiratory hospital is not operating at full capacity, due to delays in construction,” Francis said in a statement

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She explained that it’s a temporary arrangement until the Respiratory Hospital is fully functional.

According to the Executive Director, the  new venue will support the continued efforts of the Department of Health and Wellness to provide care to all COVID -19 patients, thereby limiting the spread of the virus.

Francis explained that as a result, the patients  currently at the Turning Point Rehabilitative Centre have been transferred to another facility for continued care.

She said the transfer of patients to  the new facility will assure that their full rehabilitative and clinical care needs are met.

It was explained that family members and loved ones who wish to drop off supplies for patients at Turning Point must do so at the Security Booth to the back of the  National Mental Wellness Centre, adjacent to the Millennium Highway, at 7 a.m., 12 noon and 5  p.m.

Suggested items are:

  • 2 weeks of clothing
  • Toiletries/Toilet Paper
  • Cutlery/ Utensils
  • Water
  • Tea, milk, sugar
  • Soap/Wash Rag(s]
  • Body Lotion/Cream
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Plastic Bags
  • Books/magazines
  • Prescribed Meds *
  • Sanitary Napkins*
  • Crutches/Cane*
  • Cell Phone Charger*
  • Any other necessary items

   * (If applicable)   

Saint Lucia Friday announced four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 110, 78 of which are active.           

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