Läänemaa Hospital will stop scheduled treatment on Monday

Lääne County Hospital. Photo: Arvo Tarmula
Lääne County Hospital. Photo: Arvo Tarmula

From Monday, Lääne County Hospital will stop scheduled treatment and continue only with patients in need of emergency care.

Alge Vare, the hospital’s treatment manager, explained that from Monday, family doctors will no longer be able to refer patients to hospital. “We hope it will stay for a short time,” said Vare. “Let’s take the day at once,” he added.

If the situation continues that hospitals are full of coronary patients, Läänemaa Hospital will increase the number of beds for coronary patients by five places on Monday. At present, Lääne County Hospital has 13 beds for coronary patients, if necessary, the number of hospital beds can be increased to 18.

There were nine patients with coronavirus in the hospital this morning, and one more in the afternoon. According to Vare, all patients are people of Tallinn, there are no Westerners in hospital. “We will meet Saturday with three free places,” said Vare.

510 patients across Estonia needed hospital treatment this morning.

Source: Lääne Elu by online.le.ee.

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