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(lates update: 12.10.2020)

Dear readers,

The corona-pandemic leads to special rules and special 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. Currently – with only few small exceptions- we can fully assist you with our broad extent of inpatient and outpatient care.

Please mind the duty to wear a mouth-nose-protection in all clinics and MVZ-doctor´s-offices 
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.
Disrespecting this rule may lead to a ban of entering the house.

The mouth-nose-protection has to be worn continuously during your stay at the clinics or doctor's offices.

Disrespecting this rule may lead to a ban of entering the house.

Also, regulations for entering the clinic buildings are still valid. These rules apply for visitors and accompanying people.

Please note the visiting regulations and the added information on residents and travellers returning back from national risk areas in section 3.1 and 3.3.

We would like to clarify all conditions that have to be paid attention to to prevent the spread of infections briefly in the following. All regulations follow specifications of the federal state Schleswig-Holstein.

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

Our Clinics, MVZ doctor’s offices and the Therapiezentrum at the three locations can actively provide you with their treatments. Except for some exceptions, inpatient and outpatient care is performed as regular.

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 and the Therapiezentrum Nord cannot operate outpatient speech therapy. Physiotherapie for outpatients can only operate with a valid prescription.

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.

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

We can currently assist you with our broad extent of patient care (for few exceptions see section 1).
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 also here for you with their full extent of patient care. All patients have to wear a mouth-nose-protection during their stay at the clinic.

Here too, 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

The Therapiezentrum Nord in the clinics Husum and Niebüll and in the RGZ can further on provide you with most of their treatments. You are very welcome to arrange appointments.

Requirement for a treatment at any of the locations (Husum, Niebüll, Tönning) is a valid prescription further on. All patients have to wear a mouth-nose-protection during their stay at the clinic and the RGZ.

Unfortunately, outpatient speech therapy appointments are still not possible.

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.

Firt-aid courses and blood donations take place again.

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.

Despite the public eases, the regulations in hospitals have not changed yet. Regulations in hospitals are subject to the federal state Schleswig-Holstein.

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. 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!

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.

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?
  • 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?
  • Loss of taste and/or smell?

2.3. Wearing a mouth-nose-protection continuously

Please mind the duty to wear a mouth-nose-protection in all clinics and MVZ-doctor´s-offices 
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.
Disrespecting this rule may lead to a ban of entering the house.

Visitors or patients that arrive withouth a mouth-nose-protection will receive one at the inspection area. Admitted stationary patients will receive their mouth-nose-protection daily from the employees at the wards.

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 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. We apologise for any inconvenience.

3. Visiting patients / Accompanying patients

3.1. General regulations for visiting/ accompanying

Despite the public eases, the regulations in hospitals have not changed yet. Visiting and accompanying regulations in hospitals are subject to the federal state Schleswig-Holstein and are still valid. Please mind that hospitals are very sensitive areas due to their patients. All measures protect them, our employees but also yourself.

Patients
Patients for the clinic, MVZ doctor’s offices and the Therapiezentrum can of course 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
Currently patients are
only allowed to name one person who can visit them. Details for visitors can be found in section 3.3. Details for pregnant women can be found in section 3.2

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

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.
  • they can provide a valid negative Covid19 test in case that they are residents of a national risk area (quarantine regulation of the federal state SH, valid since 25.06.2020). This regulation also applies for returning travellers from those regions with a stay of more than 48 hours. Currently (latest update 09.10.20) this affects the cities and counties in this map.

In case that one of these criterion of exclusion applies to the chosen visitor, the patient has to name someone else.

Wearing a mouth-nose-protection and comply with valid hygiene rules
All visitos 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 puerperium the mother and child can be visited by the same person once a day. Please note that the accompanying person has to be the same at all visits. A change of accompanying people during the stay at the clinic is not possible.

Unfortunately, treatments prior to birth cannot be accompanied. Visits from other people than the named ones are still not possible.

3.3. Visits at the wards

Visiting hours for Husum and Niebüll (once a day)
daily between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
or between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Visiting hours clinic Föhr-Amrum
daily between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Currently patients are only allowed to name one person who can visit them. Unfortunately, further visitors are still not possible. The chosen visitor named by the inpatient will receive a red wristband at the inspection area. It has to be worn each visit as it identifies the person as visitor. All visitors have to wear a mouth-nose-protection and will be informed about the hygiene measures by our staff at the inspection area.

Visits at wards for isolation are also not possible.

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.

4. Covid19 testing for patients being treated at the clinics

To once more increase 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. There may be waiting times.
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

The clinic complex cannot test any outpatients for the corona-virus. 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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