Horizon’s Albert County Community Health Centre has begun pre-screening clients for COVID-19 both by phone and in-person and some services at the health centre have been reduced:
- All community-based groups cancelled
- X-Ray services limited, possibly suspended
- Routine ECG and Holter Monitor and Blood Pressure Monitor postponed
- UPSTREAM COPD Spirometry and Education suspended
- Therapeutic resources (Physiotherapy, Clinical Nutrition, Diabetes Educator) limited.
Primary health care services such as: dressing changes, IV antibiotics, injections, etc., will continue by appointment only. Scheduled appointments are being limited at the health centre and health care providers will be reaching out virtually or by phone when deemed appropriate, i.e., prescription renewals.
If you do come into the health centre, please use the hand sanitizer at the main entrance for your protection as well as that of our staff.
Premier Higgs has stressed the importance of following the advice of health professionals to protect New Brunswickers, especially the more vulnerable residents. He warned that if people do not act as advised, additional measures may need to be taken to ensure that everyone follows the Public Health recommendations. Those additional measures have now been put in place as a “State of Emergency” has been declared for the province of New Brunswick.
It is up to all of us to take the recommended actions from Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer of Health, to slow the spread of this virus. Maintain safe social distancing, self isolate if you have travelled and wash your hands!
Contributed by Phyllis Hudson, Facility Administrator, Albert County Community Health Centre
The team at Connecting Albert County want to encourage residents of Albert County and beyond to protect themselves and loved ones from the novel Coronavirus COVID 19. To learn about the latest news and recommendations about the virus, please see the website from the Chief Medical Officer of Health:
CBC also has updates at newsinteractives.cbc.ca/localcovid19/?region=NB