Medical Care for Foreign Patients

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April 24, 2020

About the Incidence of our Hospital Worker Infection with the Novel Coronavirus (Forth Report), no clusters confirmed

No clusters of the novel coronavirus infection confirmed within our hospital
Regular hospital services will resume at 5 p.m. on April 18

A doctor, who was relocated to our hospital on April 1, has been self-isolated since April 5 due to the symptoms including fever.  Because the coronavirus infection was suspected, a PCR test was performed, but the result came back negative.  However, the doctor still continued to self-isolate at home.  Because the symptoms did not improve, a second PCR test was conducted on April 11 and confirmed the novel coronavirus infection.  In addition, the doctor has never been involved in any treatment provided in the Infectious Diseases department within our hospital.

Following the instructions from the public health center, we have conducted advanced investigations and took infection prevention measures.  All contact people (62 patients, 115 staff) tested negative via a PCR test.  Thereafter, we have monitored the progress closely and confirmed that there was no new cases after 14 days since the doctor last worked at the hospital.  For this reason, our regular hospital services will resume at 5 p.m. on April 18.

We understand that this incident has caused a great deal of concern to our patients, their families, and everyone in our community.  We continue to provide medical care while taking measures against infections more firmly than ever.

April 16, 2020
Yuji Nakafusa M.D., Ph. D.
                              President of the Japanese Red Cross Fukuoka Hospital
 

April 24, 2020

April 16, 2020

About the Incidence of our Hospital Worker Infection with the Novel Coronavirus (Third Report)

 On Saturday, April 11, one of our hospital workers, who has been in self-quarantine at home since Sunday, April 5 due to symptoms including fever, was tested positive for the novel coronavirus as a result of the PCR test.
Following the instructions from the public health center, we are currently proceeding with further investigations and measures to prevent the spread of infection.
We sincerely apologize for causing a great deal of concern to our patients, their families, and everyone in our community.

Progress
The infected hospital worker is a doctor who was relocated to our hospital from April 1.  The doctor was on duty until Saturday morning on April 4, however the doctor has been self-isolated since Sunday, April 5 due to the symptoms including fever, which appeared on the same day.  The PCR test result came back on Tuesday, April 7 was negative.  The doctor continued to self-isolate at home, however the symptoms did not improve, therefore the second PCR test was performed and came back positive on Saturday, April 11.  In addition, the doctor has never been involved in any treatment provided in the Infectious Diseases department within our hospital.

Our Responses
1) The PCR tests were performed and came back negative for all the patients (32 including 19 current in-patients) as well as our staff (115 members) who were considered to have close contact with the infected personnel at the moment.
2) We will closely monitor for any infection outbreak for two weeks since the infected personnel last worked at the hospital.
3) Our staff, who had close contact with the infected personnel, have been in self-quarantine at home since April 11.
4) We practice thorough disinfection and cleaning at all times.
5) For the time being, non-urgent follow-up appointments can be postponed Over-the-phone prescription is available upon request.
6) For the time being, elective procedures and surgeries may be postponed.

April 16, 2020
Yuji Nakafusa M.D., Ph. D.
                              President of the Japanese Red Cross Fukuoka Hospital

 
 

April 14, 2020

As part of the preventive measures against the novel coronavirus infection, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Japanese Red Cross Fukuoka Hospital has decided that the following must be prohibited for the time being.

  1. 1.Family members to accompany our obstetric patients to their health check-up appointments
     
  2. 2.Acceptance of homecoming childbirths and transfer
    If you have already booked homecoming childbirth at our hospital, please call us.
     
  3. 3.Family members to wait for birth at the waiting area
     
  4. 4.Partner to attend birth at the Delivery Room
     
 
Once the infection has subsided, the restrictions will be removed.
In order to protect the heath of moms and babies, we ask for your understanding and cooperation.

2020/04/14
Obstetrics and Gynecology


                                 
                             

April 13, 2020

About the Incidence of our Hospital Worker Infection with the Novel Coronavirus (Second Report)

 On Saturday, April 11, one of our hospital workers, who has been in self-quarantine at home since Sunday, April 5 due to symptoms including fever, was tested positive for the novel coronavirus as a result of the PCR test.
Following the instructions from the public health center, we are currently proceeding with further investigations and measures to prevent the spread of infection.
We sincerely apologize for causing a great deal of concern to our patients, their families, and everyone in our community.

Progress
The infected hospital worker is a doctor who was relocated to our hospital from April 1.  The doctor was on duty until Saturday morning on April 4, however the doctor has been self-isolated since Sunday, April 5 due to the symptoms including fever, which appeared on the same day.  The PCR test result came back on Tuesday, April 7 was negative.  The doctor continued to self-isolate at home, however the symptoms did not improve, therefore the second PCR test was performed and came back positive on Saturday, April 11.

Our Responses
1) The PCR tests were performed and came back negative for all the patients as well as our staff who were considered to have close contact with the infected hospital personnel at the moment.
2) Further investigation will be carried out, and the PCR tests will be performed sequentially for those in need.
3) Our staff, who had close contact with the infected hospital personnel, have been in self-quarantine at home since April 11.
4) We practice thorough disinfection and cleaning at all times.
5) For the time being, non-urgent follow-up appointments can be postponed.  Over-the-phone prescription is available upon request.
6) For the time being, elective procedures and surgeries may be postponed.

April 13, 2020
Yuji Nakafusa M.D., Ph. D.
President of the Japanese Red Cross Fukuoka Hospital


 

April 12, 2020

About the Incidence of our Hospital Worker Infection with the Novel Coronavirus (First Report)

On Saturday, April 11, one of our hospital workers, who has been in self-quarantine at home since Sunday, April 5 due to symptoms including fever, was tested positive for the novel coronavirus as a result of the PCR test.
Following the instructions from the public health center, we are currently proceeding with further investigations and measures to prevent the spread of infection.
We sincerely apologize for causing a great deal of concern to our patients, their families, and everyone in our community.

Our Responses
1) The PCR tests were performed and came back negative for all the patients as well as our staff who were considered to have close contact with the infected hospital personnel at the moment.
2) Further investigation will be carried out, and the PCR tests will be performed sequentially for those in need.
3) Our staff, who had close contact with the infected hospital personnel, have been in self-quarantine at home since April 11.
4) We practice thorough disinfection and cleaning at all times.
5) For the time being, non-urgent follow-up appointments can be postponed.  Over-the-phone prescription is available upon request.
6) For the time being, elective procedures and surgeries may be postponed.

April 12, 2020                
Yuji Nakafusa M.D., Ph. D.
President of the Japanese Red Cross Fukuoka Hospital