Skilled Nursing Unit in temporary stand-down

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Skilled Nursing Unit (PNC file photo)

Guam Memorial Hospital Administrator Lilian Perez-Posadas says the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit in Barrigada Heights is temporarily on stand-down, meaning that all the COVID-19 patients who were there have now been discharged.

The SNU has been serving as an isolation facility for those who have tested positive for COVID-19.

However, she told K-57’s Patti Arroyo this morning that there are no COVID-19 patients in the facility now.

But she also said the SNU remains on standby in case there is a second wave of infections.

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“It is on stand-down as of last week Wednesday, at least temporarily because there are no patients in there right now,” Posadas said.

She added: “We are not letting our guards down. There still is the potential for an influx and a surge.”

Perez-Posadas said she remains cautiously optimistic. Hospital staffers also remain cautious and they all continue to practice social distancing to protect other patients and staff from the possibility of renewed infections.

The SNU has been serving as an isolation facility for those who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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