CMC cautiously takes steps to restart elective care

Willemstad, April 28th, 2021 – With a decrease in the amount of COVID-19 patients in the hospital, Curaçao Medical Center (CMC) started the plans to provide elective treatments and clinical appointments as well as allowing visitors.

During the last month, all clinical appointments and non-essential treatments and surgeries had to go on hold to make room for COVID-19 patient care. With the current COVID-19 cases in the hospital under 50, some space and personnel are available again to restart regular care. In addition, the work must begin to reduce the surgery wait list of 1,432 that has been accumulating.

The first on plan to operate are some of most critical Oncology, cancer, patients. All clinics, except Pulmonology and Internal Medicine, will contact patients whose appointments were canceled to reschedule these as soon as possible. The Pulmonology and Internal Medicine appointments need to remain on hold as the entire team is still dedicated to COVID-19 patients.

 

The restrictions that remain in place are as follows:
1. Only ONE visitor (18+) allowed between 3pm – 4pm per non-COVID-19 patient based on license plate restrictions. If you are the primary contact of a hospitalized COVID-19 patient, you may call 745-0045 for an update through the “Stay Connected” project
2. Only one person (18+) can assist a patient to appointments if necessary
3. To enter the hospital: Must wear face mask, maintain physical distance, apply hand hygiene

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