Services are set to resume at the Scarborough General hospital today, after it was temporarily shut down for sanitisation due an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Psychiatric Ward.
The Tobago Regional Health Authority said five patients and one staff member tested positive for COVID, while a sixth patient was placed into quarantine pending the results of a PCR test.
The patients were transferred to Tobago’s COVID-19 treatment facility at Fort King George, where mental health treatment will continue while the staff member was sent into home isolation.
The authority noted that protocols have been implemented, inclusive of contact tracing and services will resume on the ward today.
Meanwhile, the TRHA has revealed that all out-patient clinics, which were suspended in December due to high COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations, will resume at the Scarborough General Hospital on Monday 24th January.
The authority said, “Though the island still has a high number of cases, the number of COVID-19 positive patients requiring hospitalisation has decreased. As such, services can now be resumed.”