Central Coast Health case update

Gosford Hospital’s emergency departmentGosford Hospital’s emergency department is experiencing extra pressure from non-urgent patients.

Please be assured, NSW Health notifies the public of any locations where there has been a risk of infection.

This is so members of the public can monitor their symptoms and seek medical assistance if they become unwell.

Anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts goes into self-isolation to ensure there is no ongoing risk of infection

A close contact is someone who has been face to face for at least 15 minutes, or been in the same closed space for at least 2 hours.

Locations where these cases live, work or have visited do not pose any ongoing risk to the public.

Publishing private details, such as the location of individuals diagnosed, is a breach of privacy and serves no public health benefit.

Source: Edited update by Central Coast Health Social Media, Friday 3pm, March 13, 2020