The Department of Health wishes to advise that in order to ensure that the number of beds available at Noble’s Hospital to accommodate acute emergencies is maintained, some short term changes are required.
The Department has determined that to ensure emergency admissions are managed effectively, and to provide safe care to patients, some surgical beds will be converted to medical beds. This may mean reducing the elective non-urgent surgical admissions to hospital, whilst continuing to ensure that urgent surgical care and planned cancer surgery continues to be provided.
The unprecedented decision by Noble’s Hospital management team has therefore been taken to use beds on Ward 4, the Gynaecological Ward at Noble’s Hospital, to care for medical patients for the coming week.
The hospital will be directly contacting patients who may be affected by this decision.
The Department is grateful to the public for their understanding during this extraordinarily busy period.