PHA Institutions Suspending Services as Storm Approaches

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The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) its agencies and institutions are taking every precaution to protect patients and staff as the Hurricane Isaias approaches the central and northwest Bahamas. The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) will fully activate their Command Centers as of Friday, July 31, 2020.

Princess Margaret Hospital:
PMH wishes to advise that for the duration of the storm, the Emergency Department will only be seeing emergency patients. Non-emergency patients will be seen after the all clear has been given.

In the event of a medical emergency contact emergency medical dispatchers at 919 or contact the Hospital Emergency Department at 326-7014.

The Outpatient Pharmacy will suspend operations at 3pm Friday 31st July, 2020. Normal operating hours will resume after the All Clear has been given. The Family Medicine Clinic on 4th Terrace East will suspend operations at 5pm Friday 31st July, 2020. Normal operating hours will resume after the All Clear has been given. PMH Blood Bank will suspend operations at 5pm Friday, July 31, 2020. The last donor will be accepted at 4:30pm. The Hospital is in urgent need of all types of blood, the public is encouraged to donate. Maternity patients with delivery dates between Friday 31st July and Sunday 2nd August, or any maternity patients experiencing signs and symptoms of labour are asked to register with PMH Maternity Ward before 5pm Friday 31st July. Maternity patients considered high risk should contact the Maternity Ward at 328-4929 for further information. All Maternity patients should remain indoors for the duration of the storm.

Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre:

SRC wishes to advise the public that all outpatient services are cancelled until after the all clear is announced. Following the all clear teams will convene to provide scheduling of services moving forward.

Grand Bahama Health Services:

GBHS wishes to inform the public that the Pharmacy at Pearce Plaza will close at 4pm Friday, July 31, 2020. The Freeport Community Clinic will remain open until 6pm Friday, July 31, 2020. The Pharmacy at the Freeport Community Clinic will remain open until 6pm.

Grand Bahama Community Clinics:

The Eight Mile Rock (EMR) Community Clinic will suspend normal operations at 1pm Friday, July 31, 2020. EMR Clinic will provide service for emergency cases only until further notice. All remaining community clinics, including High Rock and Grand Cay, Abaco, will close at 1pm Friday, July 31, 2020.

The Non-urgent/General Practice Clinic at the Freeport Community Clinic will remain open from 12 noon until 6pm Friday, July 31, 2020.

Outpatient Specialty Clinic at Pearce Plaza will suspend operations at 1pm Friday, July 31, 2020.

The public is strongly urged to pay attention to all public health announcements, public service announcements and updates regarding health and hospital services during this time.

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