East Tallinn Central Hospital to ease restrictions

9. July 2020

Considering the improved epistemological situation and the recommendations of the Estonian Health Board, East Tallinn Central Hospital is easing current restrictions and allowing visits to patients admitted to the hospital. The Women’s Clinic is opening family rooms again, but the visiting ban still applies in the maternity ward.

Visiting patients admitted to the hospital is possible on working days from 15:00-19:00 and on weekends from 12:00-16:00. Patients can see one visitor at a time. We still ask you to consider whether the visit is truly necessary and we recommend that you do not bring small children to the hospital.

The Women’s Clinic is reopening family rooms which are available to women giving birth as of 10 July 2020 at 00:00. Those giving birth before this time will not have the option to be accommodated in a family room or a mother-child room. Considering the continued risk of the virus, the visiting ban remains in force in the Women’s Clinic to protect mothers and newborn children.

As of Wednesday, 8 July, patients receiving out-patient care will no longer be tested for Covid-19, but patients should still stay at home if they display symptoms of viral disease.

There is a disinfectant station set up at the entrance to the hospital where patients and accompanying persons can disinfect their hands and in case of respiratory symptoms, get a surgical mask from the reception desk. There will no longer be check-up points at entrances and patients will be advised to enter by a hospital employee.

Patients who have been referred to receive day care and scheduled treatments will no longer be tested for Covid-19. Testing will be carried out on patients who display respiratory symptoms, if necessary.

The on-call doctor will decide on the testing of patients admitted into emergency care. Women giving birth at the Women’s Clinic will continue to be tested for Covid-19.

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