Mount St. John’s Medical Centre Resuming Limited Inpatient Visitation

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Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) will resume visitation on a limited basis starting April 12, 2021.

“The data is trending in the right direction.” said Salma Crump, MSJMC Head of Marketing & Communications. “The number of patients hospitalized has declined, the positivity rate is lower and the number of new cases suggests that transmission has slowed. With proper precautions, we can resume limited visitation safely in most patient care areas.”

Added Crump: “These restrictions have been unimaginably difficult for patients and their loved ones and imposing them have been one of the most – among many – difficult decisions we have had to make. But we also know it has been essential in protecting our patients and staff and minimizing the spread of the virus.”

The Pandemic is Not Over

As a reminder, the COVID-19 virus is still active in the community and the various strains circulating can be especially virulent.

We must not let our guard down. Please do your part to help continue the positive trends we are finally experiencing; wear a mask, continue to physical distance, gather within health guidelines, and, when it is your turn, please make every effort to get vaccinated.

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  1. Comforting news for many families.

    Well stated Ms Crump ‘ COVID IS STILL AMONGST US. We must not let our guard down. Please do your part to help continue the positive trends we are finally experiencing; wear a mask, continue to physical distance, gather within health guidelines, and, when it is your turn, please make every effort to get vaccinated.”

    Actual case – CHILE was leading the Americas in low % cases, transmission rates & vaccinations … They relaxed their protocols too quickly, communicated great success over & over without making Ms. Crumps statement clearly at each communication briefing, and after a month, Chile is back on lockdown with soaring infections & hospitalizations.
    Globally numbers are reported of increasingly younger people being susceptible to the variants and getting very sick.
    In USA, the UK variant is surging infections & hospitalizations in Michigan, Florida & other states…many of which do not have mask & distancing mandates.

    Antigua & Barbuda cannot afford to make the same mistakes.

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