Important COVID-19 update
24 Sep 2021
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Public Information Statements
Public Information Statement No. 5 – 8 September 2021
Hawkesbury District Health Service confirms that two (2) COVID-19 positive patients are being cared for at the hospital (figures correct as at 9am Wednesday 8 September 2021).
The patients, who include one aged resident who was transferred to the hospital late last month, have been isolating with all appropriate infection control measures followed.
The hospital, including surgery, maternity care and the Emergency Department, are open and operating.
We continue to follow strict infection control processes in line with guidelines issued by NSW Health to protect our patients and staff.
Public information statement No. 4 – 28 August 2021
Hawkesbury District Health Service has confirmed that a patient has tested positive for COVID-19.
The patient, who is fully vaccinated, is an aged care resident who was transferred to the hospital this week.
As a precaution, the hospital has treated the resident as a suspected COVID-19 case since admission and followed all necessary infection control processes, including ensuring full personal protective equipment (PPE) has been worn and isolating the patient. The ward is now closed to new admissions other than for patients with COVID-19, or suspected cases.
Other parts of the hospital including day surgery, emergency surgery, elective caesareans and the Emergency Department are open and operating.
The hospital has confirmed two more aged care residents, who have both tested positive to COVID-19, were admitted to the hospital on 28 August.
All necessary infection control processes have been followed, in line with guidelines issued by NSW Health, and the patients are now isolating in the hospital.
Public Information Statement No.3 – 25 August 2021
Hawkesbury District Health Service has confirmed that there have been no further hospital acquired COVID-19 cases since a nurse and two patients from the same ward tested positive earlier this month.
We continue to scrupulously follow all strict infection control processes in line with guidelines issued by NSW Health.
Public Information Statement No.2 – 16 August 2021
Hawkesbury District Health Service has confirmed that a second patient has tested positive to COVID-19. Both patients have been discharged, and advised to isolate following all health department guidelines.
The patient, who returned two negative tests before testing positive, was a close contact of a nurse and patient that had previously tested positive to COVID-19 from the same ward. The patient was in isolation at the time and the ward closed to new admissions with full infection prevention and control guidelines for COVID-19 implemented.
Elective surgery is cancelled until further notice. Other parts of the hospital including day surgery, emergency surgery, elective caesareans and the Emergency Department are open and operating.
Public Information Statement No.1 – 11 August 2021
Hawkesbury District Health Service has advised that one of its nursing staff who had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case has also tested positive for COVID-19.
The unvaccinated employee was last at work on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 August and was not symptomatic during this time. She got tested immediately on receiving advice of the confirmed household contact and self-isolated while waiting for results.
A patient from the ward where the nurse is known to have worked has also tested positive for COVID-19. Appropriate precautions are being taken and the ward has been closed to new admissions. Elective surgery has been cancelled until further notice. Other parts of the hospital including day surgery, emergency surgery and the Emergency Department are open and operating and elective caesareans are still going ahead.
- The NSW Government Public Health Unit has been informed and Hawkesbury District Health Service has undertaken contact tracing and notified all caregivers and patients of the potential risk so they can self-isolate and be tested.
- We follow strict infection control processes in line with guidelines issued by the NSW Health.
- Read our novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information for patients and visitors for the latest on visitor restrictions.