SMMC suspends patient visiting hours as of April 2nd | SOUALIGA NEWSDAY

SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) – In the interest of public health and in an effort to be proactive in minimizing the transmission of the virus, St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is suspending all patient visiting hours from Thursday April 2nd, 2020 until further notice.

“Patient visiting hours were already scaled down to from 3 to 1.5 hours a day since March 16th, however with the developing COVID-19 situation at the moment, as an extra precautionary measure, we deem it best to suspend all patient visiting hours until further notice”, stated SMMC Medical Director and Chairman of the hospital’s Outbreak Management Team.

SMMC also urges the public to call the Collective Prevention Services (CPS) hotline 914 (or 542-1122, 542-1222), if they have any questions or require additional information regarding COVID-19. SMMC’s Outbreak Management Team will share information in subsequent press releases.

Source: Souliga Newsday