TYPHOON NEWS:  News for expectant mothers, residents with medical needs

News for expectant mothers, residents with medical needs

Release No. 5. Medical needs
3:20 P.M. (Ch.ST) Oct. 5, 2014
As Typhoon Vongfong draws nearer to Guam, there are some thigns that residents with medical needs and expectant mothers in the late stages of their pregnancies should o to sstay prepared.
Patients with medical needs should go to the pharmacy to refill prescription medication. Those who rely on life sustaining machines should make arrangements with a relative or a neighbor with a working generator and stay with that person during the storm.
If you’re a dialysis patient, please contact your center if rescheduling is necessary. We have confirmed with Guam Renal Care that their clinic will be open until 8 p.m. today.
Women at least 36-weeks pregnant and all high-risk pregnant mothers, who are six months pregnant or more, should start checking in to Guam Memorial Hospital at 5 p.m. TODAY. Please report to the Patient Registration Department on the first floor for registration.
All expectant mothers admitting themselves are being asked to bring:

  1. Person ID and insurance cards
  2. Drinking water
  3. Prescribed medication
  4. Personal toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  5. Favorite reading materials or DVD movies to help pass time.

Also, don’t bring quilts, blankets or pillows. Sleeper chairs and blankets will be provided to expectant mothers.
Normal visiting hours are suspended, and current patients are only allowed one companion. Outpatient elective surgeries are canceled through tomorrow (Monday).
Please call the Joint Information Center at 478-0208/9/10 for more information.
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