Archive: 01/03/2022

Nelson Hospital activates COVID-19 Ward

Nelson Hospital’s Omicron response is shifting to the next phase with the activation of a COVID-19 Ward.

Lexie O’Shea, Chief Executive Officer, Nelson Marlborough Health said with COVID-19 positive patients admitted to the hospital and a number presenting to the Emergency Department now was the time to prepare for increased demand.

“As of today Nelson Hospital has three COVID-19 positive patients admitted to respiratory isolation rooms.

“With the number of cases active in the community we have reached the point where we need to activate the next stage of our response plan and establish a specific COVID-19 ward.

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