Public Announcement

PR –  As a result of an outbreak of chickenpox (varicella), a highly  contagious disease caused by the Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV), and the resurgence of  Covid-19 cases among patients and staff, the Ministries of Health, Mental Health, Wellness,  and Religious Affairs, have taken all necessary and recommended steps to prevent further spread at Mt. Gay Hospital. 

The prudent decision to suspend visits is in accordance with established infection control  measures. 

This decision aligns with standard infection control practices and established Covid-19  protocols, to manage and control the situation and prevent further spread, with the safety of  visitors, patients, and staff remaining paramount. 

The Ministries of Health, Mental Health, Wellness, and Religious Affairs say if no new cases  of Chickenpox emerge, visits to the Mt. Gay Hospital will resume on Saturday, April 6,  2024. 

While the last case of Chickenpox was medically cleared on March 23rd, 2024, there is need  for vigilance during the fourteen-day monitoring period to ensure the virus is fully eradicated.  

The Ministries of Health, Mental Health, Wellness, and Religious Affairs reassure staff, loved  ones, and the public that their unwavering priority remains the safety and well-being of  patients and staff.