Berkeley Vale Private Hospital has reached out to the Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) to offer to take on some of the public sector’s sub-acute medical or mental health admissions as the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Australia continues to increase.
CEO of the Hospital, Lorrie Mohsen, said the facility was on standby to ease the patient burden at Gosford and Wyong Public Hospitals to ensure that the area’s main public health facilities had the capacity to cater for COVID-19 patients.
“While we face the unknown in terms of the extent of the impact of COVID-19 on the Central Coast, it’s vital that health providers work together to deliver the best care and treatment to people within our community.
“As CCLHD readies itself for an influx of confirmed coronavirus cases, we are willing and able to help to lighten the region’s potential bed block,” Mohsen said.
Mohsen said the was well-resourced and well-prepared to manage the impacts of COVID-19.
“All Ramsay Health Care facilities have strict infection control and prevention protocols, along with well-established systems and staff to protect healthcare workers, patients and visitors.
Mohsen said Ramsay Health Care was closely monitoring updates from the Australian Department of Health to ensure that its facilities could respond swiftly and decisively to any changes in protocol requirements.
“They have created a COVID-19 response team to keep up to date with the evolution of the outbreak and we are also working closely with local public health units in each region,” she said.
Media release, Mar 17
Ramsay Health Media