To further isolate vulnerable patients and staff from potential exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has established a Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) at Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael.
Established on Monday, April 20, the CDU provides 24-hour medical care in tandem with the hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department (AED) to persons identified by the AED, who require emergency medical assistance in this unit.
These individuals will undergo an initial medical assessment, triage, under the white tent erected on the exterior of the AED.
Patients who are gravely ill will be seen and treated in the AED. Stable patients who require immediate medical care will be transported via ambulance to the CDU for observation and treatment. Patients with minor medical complaints will continue to be referred to the 24 hour Winston Scott Polyclinic for care.
Patients who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 are asked to call the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ 24 hour COVID hotline at 536-4600 prior to presenting to the AED. This hotline is staffed by trained public health officers who will provide callers with guidance on the next steps required.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Board of Management thanks the public for its continued support and cooperation.