The Kronoberg District decided to separate infected patients who come to primary care from other patients. During the pandemic, health centers have shifted and separated patients with cold symptoms from other patients to reduce the risk of infection spreading. Health centers have now come to the conclusion that they should be kept.
We do not want patients who come to the health center to be at risk of infection. You should feel safe visiting our operations, says Gunilla Östgaard, Senior Physician in Primary Care.
Infected patients come where they can be treated via a separate entrance and in other cases are quickly placed in a separate room. In addition, waiting rooms should be poorly furnished, latrines should be cleaned after visiting a person with symptoms of infection, and protective equipment should be easily accessible to care staff.
Patients who have a planned visit and are experiencing cold symptoms are encouraged to contact the health centre.
We no longer want to ask everyone with symptoms to avoid visiting us. There are routine procedures for visiting our health centers even with the appearance of cold symptoms. The nursing staff will balance case to case and consider how important the visit is, says Hannah Svensson, director of primary care operations, psychiatry and rehabilitation.
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