PMH suspends visitation

PMH suspends visitation
Princess Margaret Hospital.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) today advised that it has suspended visiting hours at both public and private wards effective immediately as part of updated prevention measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The statement comes after four patients from the Medical Surgical Ward II tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

“Updates regarding patients will be made to the identified and/or nearest relative and/or guardian by the assigned physician via telephone,” the statement read.

“Meals and beverages delivered for patients will not be accepted during this restricted period. If a patient requires a personal item, the hospital will contact the identified and/or nearest relative regarding the request; in this case, the delivery must be pre-arranged with Ward Management.”

According to PMH, efforts are also being made to provide video-conferencing for patients on the Children’s Ward, so that they can interact daily with a parent or guardian.

About Randy Smith

Randy Smith is the producer of the widely-watched local television show “Beyond The Headlines” and the web content manager of Eyewitness News. He joined Eyewitness News as a sportscaster in 2018, a role he still performs, and has previously covered a slew of international sporting events, including the 2015 Pan American Games, the Nike EYBL Showcase, several IAAF World Relays, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the Commonwealth Youth Games, the Bahamas Bowl and multiple CARIFTA Swimming and Track & Field Championships. Randy has been recognized by the Bahamas Press Club with awards for “Best Sports Broadcast” as a sportscaster and “Best TV Talk Show” as a producer.