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(lates update: 15.01.2021)

Admission stop for the clinics Husum and Niebüll due to the Covid-19 situation. We apologise for any inconvenience and will inform you about a change. The clinic Föhr-Amrum and the RGZ Tönning are not affected.

Dear readers,

The corona-pandemic leads to special rules and needed ways of behavior in all areas of life. This especially applies to the health care sector, including our clinics, doctor’s offices, treatment centers and our professional schools.

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic in spring 2020 the clinic Husum treats patients that are affected by Covid-19 on a special isolation unit that is separated from the clinical operation. This became necessary because the Covid-19 treating hospitals in Heide und Flensburg could not overtake all of the North Frisian Covid-19 patients anymore. This procedure complies with the “Covid treatment structure” specified by the federal State Schleswig-Holstein (see section 1.1).

Our clinics in Niebüll and Wyk will not treat Covid-cases further on. The positively tested patients will be relocated to Heide, Flensburg or Husum.

The Klinikum Nordfriesland can fully assist you with medical care after accidents, when experiencing acute illnesses or during childbirth. Due to the dynamic infection situation in Germany, postponing of (surgery) appointments can occur – if medically acceptable. The clinic will inform those patients whose appointments have to be rearranged.

Unfortunately visits are only possible for exceptions!
Due to the current infection situation exceptions can only be made for:
- one accompanying person for women in labour. During puererium the mother can be accompanied by the same person if this person is "admitted" to the hospital. For more information see section 3.2.
- close relatives to say farewell to a dying patient
- one named person for severely ill patients at our intensive care unit.
- one healthy parent to accompany their child up to the age of 14 years.
- the healthy legal guardian of a person that is for example diagnosed with dementia.

In additon, the exceptions can only be made for visitors that do not suffer from respiratory diseases, did not have contact to Covid-19 positive people and that did not recently come back from or are residents of international risk areas.

Please mind the duty to wear a mouth-nose-protection in all clinics and MVZ-doctor's-offices 
To protect our patients and employees we kindly ask you to comply with several effective hygiene measures consistently.The mouth-nose-protection has to be worn continuously during your stay at the clinics and MVZ-doctor's-offices.
Disrespecting this rule may lead to a ban on entering the house.

We would like to clarify all conditions that have to be paid attention to to prevent the spread of infections briefly in the following. 

We apologise for any inconvenience and ask for your compliance. Thank you for your contribution.
Stay healthy.

Your Klinikum Nordfriesland

1. Our extent of treatment

Admission stop for the clinics Husum and Niebüll due to the Covid-19 situation. We apologise for any inconvenience and will inform you about a change. The clinic Föhr-Amrum and the RGZ Tönning are not affected.

The Klinikum Nordfriesland can fully assist you with medical care after accidents, when experiencing acute illnesses or during childbirth. Due to the dynamic infection situation in Germany, postponing of (surgery) appointments can occur – if medically acceptable. The clinic will inform those patients whose appointments have to be rearranged.

Unfortunately, the geriatric day care in Husum and Niebüll are not yet active. Moreover, ENT surgeries cannot take place in the clinic Niebüll so far. The Therapiezentrum of the clinics Husum and Niebüll has stopped its outpatient treatments for physiotherapy, speech therapy and podology. However, the Therapiezentrum at the RGZ Tönning can operate as regular. 

1.1. Covid19 treatment structure

The federal state Schleswig-Holstein has created so called „Versorgungscluster“ for the treatment of Covid19-patients. At the west coast this cluster contributes to a cooperation between the main and general hospitals. At first, the main hospitals in Itzehoe, Heide and Flensburg will treat Covid19-patients. All the other hospitals – also the Klinikum Nordfriesland- will stay “Covid19-free”. The Klinikum Nordfriesland overtakes the treatment of non-Covid19-patients. The rescue service is informed and admits patients to the intended hospitals.

The Klinikum Nordfriesland eventually overtakes Covid19-patients as soon as capacities in the main hospitals are exhausted. The clinics Husum, Niebüll and Wyk/Föhr are prepared and have installed operational isolation areas that are separated from the daily hospital routine.

Currently (latest update 09.01.2021) it occurred that the clinic Husum had to overtake the treatment of Covid-19 patients. The clinics in Niebüll and Wyk will not treat Covid-cases further on. The positively tested patients will be relocated to the hospitals in Heide, Flensburg or Husum.

1.2. Emergency care

Inpatient and outpatient emergency treatments proceed unlimited. In case of an emergency you can visit our emergency department at any time and the KVSH emergency doctor’s office at the opening hours. Do not hesitate to contact our doctor's offices or our emergency department after an accident or when experiencing uncommon health symptoms.

For gentle cases you can get consultation when dialing 116117. For severe cases please dial 112.

1.3. Obstetrics

The team of the delivery department Husum is always welcoming pregnant women to ask questions. Moreover, treatments prior to birth and deliveries take place.

The Clinic Husum offers Boarding-Apartments for pregnant women from the (undiked) islands. Especially for them, the county Nordfriesland has installed a hotline to for example secure the care of siblings.

1.4. Accidents and uncommon health symptoms? Do not hesitate!

Not only the Klinikum Nordfriesland has noticed that the use of emergency departments has declined during the corona-pandemic. Please do not hesitate to contact our doctor's offices or our emergency department after an accident or when experiencing uncommon health symptoms. For severe cases please dial 112.
Consider that postponed or omitted acute treatments may lead to health consequences.

1.5. Elective treatments and surgeries

The Klinikum Nordfriesland can fully assist you with medical care after accidents, when experiencing acute illnesses or during childbirth. Due to the dynamic infection situation in Germany, postponing of (surgery) appointments can occur – if medically acceptable. The clinic will inform those patients whose appointments have to be rearranged.

But if you are in need of an urgent treatment or surgery do not hesitate to contact our speciality departments.

1.6. MVZ doctor’s offices and outpatient or preadmission treatments

Our MVZ doctor’s offices are stillt here for you! To make an appointment, please contact the doctor's office via phone. All patients have to wear a mouth-nose-protection during their stay at the clinic.

Do not hesitate to contact our doctor's offices or the speciality department if you are in need of an urgent treatment or surgery.

1.7. Therapiezentrum Nord

To reduce the risk of Covid-19 pathogens spreading in the clinics Husum and Niebüll further, the Klinikum Nordfriesland has decided to stop outpatient treatments at the Therapiezentrum Nord Husum and Niebüll temporary. This affects the areas physiotherapy, physiotherapy for children, speech therapy and pogology.

However, the Therapiezentrum at the RGZ Tönning can operate all its outpatient treatments as regular.

1.8. (Lecturing) events

The Klinikum Nordfriesland can run its events only on a very restricted basis. Lecturing events at this time cannot take place at all. We will inform you about the restart of the midwifery consultation-hour and the lecturing events on this website. For further information please follow the media, too.

2. Hygiene and distance arrangements

We kindly and vividly ask you to attend the following safety measures. Please keep in mind that they help to prevent the spread of infections.

All measures protect our patients and employees but also yourself.

 

2.1. Entrance areas at the clinics

Currently patients and visitors can only enter the clinic Husum and Niebüll through the main entrance door.

All other side entrances are closed. Before entering you will be asked for flu-like symptoms at an inspection area by instructed employees (see section 2.8). In addition to being asked for symptoms, patients and visitors have to be registered and will receive information on the hygiene regulations either at the clinic, the doctor's office or at the Therapiezentrum Nord.
Regretfully, a waiting period might occur due to this situation.
Please bring along a mouth-nose-protection!

Additional information on the clinic Husum

The side entrance III "Zentrales Patientenmanagement (ZPM)" is also closed. In case of standing in front of the ZPM entrance: please follow the signs to the main entrance. Inside the building you can find the way to the ZPM via the green arrow signs.

Additional information on the clinic Niebüll

Two containers were set up in front of the clinic to enable a weatherproof waiting area for patients and visitors if the registration of patients at the inspection area causes a queue. Patients can be called out in the containers through an electronic system. Also a camera was installed to surveil the area in case of a medical emergency. Please mind to wear a mouth-nose-protection in the containers and keep the required distance to others.

Clinic Föhr-Amrum

All entrances to the clinic Föhr-Amrum are closed between 6 pm and 7 am. Patients and visitors arriving during this time must use the emergency bell at the main entrance to gain access to the building. Instructed employees will pick up incoming visitors and patients from the entrance.

Please note the valid visitor regulation at the clinics (see section 3)!

2.2. Flu-like symptoms / respiratory diseases

If you suffer from one of the following symptoms please let our employees know immediately. You will then be treated after individual requirements promptly:

  • Fever of (more than) 38.5 degrees Celsius?
  • Loss of taste and/or smell?
  • Nausea and/or circulatory problems?
  • Chills and/or limb pain?
  • Weakness and/or fatigue?
  • Difficulties at swallowing and/or a sore throat?
  • Light sensitivity and/or burning eyes?
  • Dry cough with viscous muscus?

2.3. Wearing a mouth-nose-protection continuously

To protect our patients, visitors and employees we still kindly ask you to comply with several effective hygiene measures consistently.The mouth-nose-protection has to be worn continuously during your stay at the clinics and MVZ-doctor's-offices.

Please mind the distance regulations even with mouth-nose-protection!

2.4. Maintain distance

Please keep 1.5 to 2 meters distance to other people and mind the corresponding marks despite wearing a mouth-nose-protection.

Maintain this distance especially at the counter areas at our clinics and doctor’s offices.
Protect other patients, visitors and our employees!

Please do not sit on the patient's beds.

2.5. Elevators

If possible please avoid the elevators but use the staircases instead. Using the elevator with several people at the same time is either fully prohibited or limited to two people for patients, visitors and employees due to the narrowness.

  • Clinic Niebüll: one person only.
  • Clinic Husum, Föhr-Amrum, RGZ Tönning: two people at once.

2.6. Handdisinfection

Patients and healthy accompanying people must disinfect hands while entering and leaving the clinic. Also frequent disinfections "in between" are useful. Dispensers are abundant!

2.7 Overview of the hygiene rules

2.8 Registration of personal data and tracking

The Klinikum Nordfriesland has to register the personal data of every person entering the clinics or the RGZ Tönning. This applies for visitors, outpatients at the doctor’s offices located in the clinic buildings as well as for the therapy centers. The data is needed to retrace the contacts in case of a virus outbreak. The data will be erased following the legal deadline.

When entering the clinics, visitors and outpatients have to be instructed about the applicable hygiene rules. The Klinikum Nordfriesland is obligated to instruct. The instruction has to be confirmed by signature.

3. Visiting patients / Accompanying patients

3.1. General regulations for visiting / accompanying

Our rules for visiting and accompanying patients at the hospital must unfortunately be construed very strictly. Please mind that a hospital is a very vulnerable institution because of its patients.
Protect our patients, our employees but also yourself!
Moreover, regulations for travelers that recently came back from international risk areas are still valid!

Patients
Patients for the clinic, MVZ doctor’s offices and the Therapiezentrum can always enter the building. Emergency patients will be treated at our emergency department at any time.
Handicapped people can be accompanied to the inspection area. After entering the clinic the patient will be under an employee’s care.

Visitors
Starting from Thursday, 29th October, visitis are only possible for few exceptions. Details can be found in section 3.3.

Accompanying people
Accompanying people - also valid for outpatient treatments - can only be allowed for few exceptions (see section 3.4).

In addition, visits at wards for isolation are not possible at all.

Criterion of exclusion for visitors and accompaying people
Visitors and accompanying people can only enter the clinic building if...

  • they do not suffer from respiratory diseases.
  • they did not have contact to Covid19-infected people.
  • they did not recently return from countries that are listed as international risk areas by the Robert-Koch-Institut.

Wearing a mouth-nose-protection and comply with valid hygiene rules
All visitors and accompaying people are required to supply their own mouth-nose-protection. It has to be worn in the clinic buildings. You will be informed about the applicable hygiene measures at the inspection area.

3.2. Pregnancies, visiting and accompanying prior to or during or after birth

A pregnant women can name one healthy accompanying person that is allowed to support her unlimited during birth in the delivery room. During puererium the mother can be accompanied by the same person as the one in the delivery room if this person is "admitted" to the hospital. They have to "book" a family room. During the stay at the clinic, the accompaying person cannot leave the clinic. If he does so, the person cannot reenter the clinic due to infection protection. The admission to a family room will be charged an the accompanying person will also be given meals.

Unfortunately, treatments prior to birth cannot be accompanied.

If one of the criterion of exclusion applies to the named person (see section 3.1) the woman has to chose someone else.

3.3. Visits at the wards

Starting from Thursday, 29th October, visitis are only possible for few exceptions. All general information on visits can be found in section 3.1.

Exceptions can only be made for...
...one accompanying person for women in labour. For more information see section 3.2.
...close relatives to say farewell to a dying patient.
...one named person for severely ill patients at our intensive care unit.
...one healthy parent to accompany their child up to the age of 14 years.
...the healthy legal guardian of a person that is for example diagnosed with dementia.

In additon, the exceptions can only be made for visitors that do not suffer from respiratory diseases, did not have contact to Covid-19 positive people and that  did not recently come back from or are residents of international risk areas.

3.4. Accompanying patients to the ambulances and doctor’s offices 

The accompanying regulations are also valid for outpatient treatments at the emergency department and doctor’s offices. Accompanying patients to the ambulances and doctor’s offices is only possible for exceptions such as...

  • one healthy parent to accompany their child up to the age of 14 years.
  • the healthy legal guardian of a person that is for example diagnosed with dementia.

A mouth-nose-protection has to be worn in the clinic building at any time. Visits have to be coordinated by the treating physician.

Handicapped people can be accompanied to the inspection area. After entering the clinic the patient will be under an employee’s care.

3.5. Husum, Niebüll and Föhr: Patients' supply of clothes or similar belongings and contacting inpatients

Clothes, toiletries, books and other small items for patients can be handed in at our reception. They will be transported to the patients in labeled plastic bags by our employees. The same mechanism works the other way around. Personal belongings that patients do not need anymore can be picked up in the entrance hall by relatives.

You can find a phone beside every patient bed. The corresponding extension is noted there. Thus, patients can take incoming calls from relatives or acquaintances free of charge. No registration is required! For outgoing calls, patients have to register the phone and the used units will be charged at the end of the stay. The daily phone fee lapses until further notice.

4. Covid19 testing for patients being treated at the clinics

To ensure the safety of all patients and employees even more, all patients of the Klinikum Nordfriesland, which will be admitted into hospital for elective treatments and sugeries, will be tested for Covid19 two days prior to admission. The results will be present for admission and the patient can be treated according to the results. Acute cases being admitted into the clinics Husum, Niebüll and Föhr-Amrum at the emergency department will be tested there.

Women that arrive in labour will be tested in the delivery room.

5. KVSH emergency doctor's office Husum

When you are visiting the KVSH emergency doctor´s office, please enter the building via the main entrance. There you will find the clinic's viewing area, where your data is collected and the hygiene rules in the clinic are clarified.
Please bring a mouth and nose protector with you and wear it in the clinic building for the entire time.
Accompanying persons are only permitted in a few exceptional situations (see section 3.4).
We thank you for your understanding.

6. No Covid19 testing for outpatients and no Covid19 vaccinations 

The clinic complex cannot test any outpatients for the corona-virus. Also, we cannot vaccinate people. We kindly ask you to refrain from any enquiries.

For further information please contact the phone numbers below:

Tel. 116 117 - Bereitschaftsdienst der Kassenärztlichen Vereinigung
Tel. 0431 7970-0001 (werktags 8-18 Uhr) - Bürgertelefon des Land Schleswig-Holstein
Tel. 04841 67-755 - Hotline des Kreisgesundheitsamtes

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