Hospital adds nine isolation rooms – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Hospital adds nine isolation rooms

The number of negative pressure rooms has been boosted by nine at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital as part of the effort to battle the spread of Covid-19.

The Bermuda Hospitals Board said it had added four negative pressure rooms in the Emergency Department, two in operating theatres, two in post-anaesthesia care and one in the dialysis unit.

The isolation rooms are in addition to the 28 converted on the Ace Barber Unit, which was announced last week.

The acute-care wing opened in 2014 with two negative pressure rooms in each of the three units, and 15 in the Emergency Department.

Patients with infectious conditions are often housed in negative pressure isolation rooms.

The BHB said Black & McDonald, the manager of the acute-care wing, used the automated building management system to convert the rooms.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published April 15, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated April 15, 2020 at 9:04 am)

Hospital adds nine isolation rooms

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon