Covid: 兩個威爾士衛生局帶回了口罩

Covid: 兩個威爾士衛生局帶回了口罩


現在,Aneurin Bevan和Cwm Taf Morgannwg衛生局表示,將要求人們在所有或部分醫院佩戴口罩。


Aneurin Bevan衛生局說,此舉是由 "Covid-19在社區的流行程度越來越高,Covid-19病房爆發的數量越來越多,以及患有Covid-19的工作人員缺席的數量 "所驅動。


Cwm Taf Morgannwg衛生局說,它的兩家醫院,即皇家格拉摩根和Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda,有越來越多的病人感染了Covid。


Hywel Dda衛生局說,法律沒有要求訪客戴口罩,但 "有時可能有必要要求訪客佩戴額外的個人防護設備,如口罩,以幫助最大限度地減少醫院內的感染傳播風險"。


威爾士公共衛生局的一位發言人說,儘管它沒有在醫院經營任何病房或臨床區域,但其篩查部門的方案確實在醫院工作,因此其工作人員將 "遵循當地的指導,其中包括在某些地方使用口罩"。

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show infections were at their highest in Wales for a month in the week up to 11 June.

Now, Aneurin Bevan and Cwm Taf Morgannwg heath boards have said people will be asked to wear masks at all or some of their hospitals.

On 30 May, the necessity to wear a mask in health settings was the last of the Welsh government's coronavirus rules to go.

Aneurin Bevan health board said the move was driven by "the increasing prevalence of Covid-19 in the community, the increased number of Covid-19 ward outbreaks and the numbers of staff absent with Covid-19".

It said it would continue to review the policy, which has been implemented with immediate effect, and update people accordingly.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg health board said it had an increasing number of patients with Covid in two of its hospitals, Royal Glamorgan and Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda.

To protect patients, staff and visitors it said it was asking staff and visitors to wear masks in all areas of those hospitals, as well as socially distancing as much as possible.

Hywel Dda health board said it was not a legal requirement for visitors to wear masks, but "from time to times it may be necessary to ask visitors to wear additional PPE, such as face masks, to help minimise the risk of spread of infection in hospital".

It added: "Any requirement to wear PPE will be communicated clearly by the nurse in charge of the ward."

A Public Health Wales spokesman said although it did not run any wards or clinical areas in hospitals, its screening division programmes did work in hospitals, so its staff would "follow local guidance which includes the use of face masks in some places".