We have received a communication (on April 23) regarding ward designation for people with bleeding disorders who require admission to St. James’s Hospital. You can read it below:
Update regarding ward designation for people with bleeding disorders who require admission to SJH:
– The H&H ward is currently required for the management of the COVID19 pandemic and is therefore not available for use by people with bleeding disorders at the present time.
– While it is not known how long this situation with H&H ward will continue (being dependent on developments in the pandemic), the CEO of SJH, Ms Mary Day has given a firm commitment that the H&H ward will be available again for admission of people with bleeding disorders when the ward returns to general use. Mary Day also gave this commitment to the Chair of the Haemophilia Council and to the CEO of the IHS at a meeting in October 2020.
– In the meantime, the SJH corporate team is working to designate a specific ward for people with bleeding disorders to be admitted if required, incorporating the NCC orthopaedic surgery programme also. A further update on ward designation will be given when details have been finalised.
While we recognise that people with bleeding disorders are very anxious to get back to H&H ward and contributed enormously to the design and build of that ward, the single rooms are a vital part of the hospital’s efforts to contain COVID19 and prevent outbreaks around other wards in SJH. Thanks to all of the patient community who have been so understanding of the challenges we have faced in designating an interim ward for people attending the NCC over the past 13 months.