Identifying persons with possible COVID-19

These people will have symptoms which have started within the past 7 days.

For current definition see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-initial-investigation-of-possible-cases

Isolate persons with possible COVID-19 IMMEDIATELY

Use either

‘Priority Assessment Pod’ located outside the entrance to ED or one of the nominated single rooms in NDDH in ED, Alex ICU or Caroline Thorpe

All staff entering the room must wear the correct PPE.

Latest guidance on PPE.

Priority Assessment Pod

This is the unit located in the car park outside the emergency entrance to ED.

Persons in the pod should follow the instructions to phone NHS111 for assessment.

If NHS111 identify that the person needs assessment by NDHT staff then NHS111 will alert ED to take over their care.

Link to ED guidance for pod.

 

Last updated: March 23, 2020