We refer to our Notice on 6 September 2020 where 8 of our hospital personnel were under close monitoring following close contact with a Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) patient on 5 September 2020.
All 8 hospital personnel test results turned out negative.
The report by newspapers that the patient was admitted was INCORRECT. The patient was seen and diagnosed in A&E and transferred to GH Penang. Patient was NOT admitted in our A&E, patient was NOT admitted in Hospital Lam Wah Ee.
Hospital Lam Wah Ee complies with Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) stringent infection control guidelines to keep patients, visitors and staff safe including conducting preventive measures such as limiting entry points, checking the temperature and symptoms of everyone who comes into the hospital, providing hand sanitiser.
All services at Hospital Lam Wah Ee are not affected and continue to run normally.
A 89-year old male patient presented with acute gastroenteritis. He was triaged at A&E on Saturday, 5 September. Our A&E triage staff found patient likely with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and immediately isolated him in A&E decontamination negative pressure room after which patient was immediately transferred from A&E decontamination negative pressure room to GH Penang for confirmation and management. The case was reported as Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) on Sunday, 6 September.
There were no other patients during that time. A total of 8 hospital personnel were in direct contact with the patient. In the interest of their wellbeing and in accordance to Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) guidelines, they were placed under close monitoring. Immediate terminal disinfection of all affected areas were conducted in accordance to infection control guidelines.
Hospital Lam Wah Ee is in full compliance with KKM stringent guidelines on infection control and practises extensive preventive measures to keep patients, visitors and staff safe, and will continue to do so.
Patient was transferred from A&E decontamination negative pressure room to GH Penang. The patient was not admitted in Hospital Lam Wah Ee.
Clinical services at Hospital Lam Wah Ee are not affected and patients can continue with their existing care plans at the hospital within a safe environment.