CGH confirms it managed a COVID-positive patient on Thursday

Sale Hospital. File photo

The emergency department at Sale Hospital remains available for emergency patients after Central Gippsland Health yesterday managed a COVID-positive patient.

CGH, in partnership with Gippsland Region Public Health Unit, have confirmed they managed the COVID-19 positive person at the hospital earlier in the day.

In a joint statement, they have reassured staff, patients and community that positive cases that attend Sale Hospital “are managed in line with the CGH COVIDSafe Plan”.

The emergency department remains available for emergency patients, but they advise people who do not need emergency care should contact their GP for assistance.

“Please remember that it is important to remain vigilant by continuing to practice COVIDSafe behaviours within the community,” the statement reads.

“The best form of protection against COVID-19 for you and the community is to be vaccinated.

“Being vaccinated is important in mitigating the transmission and impact of COVID-19.”