The Department of Health of Dénia adopts new measures, given the new epidemiological situation Dénia (08-01-2021) -. The Dénia Health Department -DSD- has launched a series of measures to adapt the public health provision of the Marina Alta to the new epidemiological situation.

According to the manager of the DSD, Luis Carretero “to respond to the current epidemiological scenario, and in coordination with the rest of the Public Health System, we have adapted our Contingency Plan, implementing a series of measures aimed at placing healthcare professionals where they are most they can contribute to meet the healthcare needs and bend the contagion curve ”.Non-Urgent surgical activity is suspended.

The external face-to-face consultations of the Hospital and Specialty Centres are suspended. As a general rule, patients should not go to their scheduled appointment, unless they receive a call or SMS message indicating otherwise.

Primary Care activity is maintained, being promoted with hospital professionals.

Diagnostic laboratory and radiology tests will not be affected by this measure and will continue to be performed, both in health centres and in hospitals.

Accompanying patients to consultations, tests and hospitalisation is also suspended, except in cases of childbirth, minors or dependent persons. The DSD will reinforce the communication procedures to patients and their families, via telephone and telematics.

The Intensive Care Unit – ICU – has been expanded and has gone from 14 to 34 beds; the same as conventional hospitalization, which goes from 188 to 236 beds, while the HDU – Home Hospitalization Unit now offers 45 beds, compared to the 30 it had up to now.

With regard to the vaccination campaign against COVID-19, Luis Carretero, stressed that “the protocols and deadlines are being met, with a strong involvement of professionals.” In this sense, he added that, “in collaboration with Public Health, we will continue working to maintain the highest level of compliance with the objectives of the vaccination plan.”Any questions please message.

This is a press release from Denia Hospital via Candida Wright, President of HELP Of Marina Alta.