Staff Concern of COVID Exposure in Hospital Ward

Word coming to TNN suggesting an exposure of COVID-19 at the Ascendant Partner Re section of the King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH).

It is believed that a nurse was exposed to the virus and possibly exposed ten separate rooms with patience to the virus. As a result, all staff members, patients’ and family members have to get tested every day for the next four days. Concerns are whether the hospital is still testing all of its staff or not.

Patients and family members are upset at this latest revelation and it is understood that most nurses in the ward feel that it should be shut down until the exposure gets under control. Staff remain extremely concerned.

An anonymous source working at the facility explained about the extreme frustration of the situation to TNN. “ We kept telling [the staff member who contracted the virus first] to go home, but they were still coming to work up until Wednesday,” they said. “

Allegedly hospital staff get tested once every other week and that’s not good at all. We get tested according to our alphabetical last names, we all need to continue to remain  vigilant and not let our guard down as our responsibility is patience care.

TNN has sought a response to these concerns from BHB communications department we await a reply.

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Story written by TNN Reporter Stefano Ausenda