Two New Covid Units At CHPG, Some New Restrictions

Two New Covid Units At CHPG, Some New Restrictions

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As the number of Covid cases in Monaco continues to hover around 15 a day, the Princess Grace Hospital Center (CHPG) has created two units dedicated to the care of Covid patients.

This reinforcement will allow CHPG staff to cope with an increase in needs over the next few days, in accordance with epidemiological forecasts made by the Institut Pasteur, to provide an increase of access to ICU and rapid treatment.

Since November 5, 2020, the hospital in Monaco has strengthened its capacities with the opening of a 16-bed unit dedicated to Covid patients with pneumonic symptoms, which can be expanded to 30 beds if necessary and he installation of 7 critical care stations (this is in addition to 8 resuscitation beds and 4 continuous surgical surveillance unit beds).Other Covid patients continue to be hospitalized in specialty services corresponding their condition.

CHPG and IM2S have strengthened their collaboration and bone and joint emergency service will be available 7 days a week at IM2S. The Monaco Cardio-Thoracic Center is also in place for should additional beds be needed.

Hospital visit are now suspended in all Medicine-Surgery-Obstetrics departments, unless authorized by the department head. However, they remain authorized, subject to condition, and in strict compliance with social distancing, in the psychiatric sectors as well as within gerontology.

For the moment patients are asked to continue their care as normal and will only be contacted by CHPG if it is appropriate to reschedule their hospitalization.

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