From Co. PR:
New Frontier Health Corporation (NYSE:NFH), operator of the premium healthcare services provider, United Family Healthcare (UFH), announced today that UFH’s seven operating hospitals and 18 clinics in China are well prepared to care for patients throughout the current challenges of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
UFH is among a handful of private healthcare operators in China designated by the Chinese government to operate fever care centers in its hospital facilities in order to combat the 2019-nCoV outbreak. This designation marks the government’s confidence in UFH’s standards, processes, and clinical experience to contribute to the containment and treatment of this virus. In all UFH facilities, strict procedures are in place to limit cross contamination, to ensure escalation of fever cases, and to keep patients and staff safe in accordance with WHO and Chinese health authority guidelines.
In each city where UFH operates, a UFH hospital facility has established fever care centers with separate and isolated areas in which to screen and test patients with fevers for potential infection by the 2019-nCoV virus. These fever screening centers are separated by air flows and work flows from standard patient clinics, emergency rooms, and inpatient facilities to keep any potentially infected patients from impacting other patients or visitors. As such, nearly all UFH facilities/ departments continue to offer services as needed for both inpatients and outpatients.
NFH takes seriously its obligation to be continually available to the community it serves, and as such has made sure that it has adequate supplies to protect both its healthcare workers and patients. UFH is uniquely prepared among all private hospitals in China to address the outbreak, having had experience as a designated international screening center in Beijing during the SARS epidemic. As a result of UFH’s depth of industry experience, international best practices, and committed workforce, UFH has provided training to its staff, adjusted patient flows, and procured appropriate supplies early in the process to meet the needs of the outbreak.
The NFH teams continue to strive to deliver safe, dependable, high-end private healthcare to patients across China.