Novel-Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Medwell SA are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 infections in South Africa very closely in order to continuously guide our decision-making in the best interest of our patients and residents in Retirement Facilities. The proposed guidelines and policies recommended by the World Health Organization and the National Department of Health to prevent COVID-19 infections and to contain the transmission of the virus has been incorporated into what we do and how we do it. We are ready to manage patients with suspected infections as well as those positively diagnosed.
We fully support general hygiene measures like cleaning of hands, cough and sneeze etiquette and general awareness of health in general.
The principles of social distancing are implicit in our care plans – again in line with national policy – and includes the roll-out of self-quarantine and self-isolation in a doable way.
We are in the process of re-orientating all our workers on the impact of the virus, will ensure that they are continually consulted and screened to exclude them as carriers of COVID-19 and provide them with the personal protection equipment to use where they deal with patients overt COVID-19 infections.
Medwell SA will continue to provide uninterrupted care to our patients and residents of communities we serve.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and recommend that you visit our website for regular updates.