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  #2511562 24-Jun-2020 16:39
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My boss deciding to get rid of all the rubbish bins in the office. Except, of course, for the one within arm's reach of her desk...


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  #2511566 24-Jun-2020 16:42
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People who talk about isolation wards. There is no such thing - this would defeat the purpose of isolation. There are isolation rooms.

 
 
 
 


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  #2511626 24-Jun-2020 17:19
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I can't swear 100% to this, but I'm pretty sure isolation wards do exist, though they might be called something else. For example, the idea behind leper colonies is that people who already have leprosy can't catch it so they don't have to be protected from it, but everyone else does. I think this must also apply to other illnesses.

 

 





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  #2511629 24-Jun-2020 17:34
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Less than a year ago, Kidz First children’s hospital in Auckland opened an isolation ward. 





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  #2511630 24-Jun-2020 17:35
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There is not such thing in New Zealand as an isolation ward. They do not exist.

 

There are isolation rooms which are located in various parts of the hospital such as ICU, NICU etc. A large city hospital has 4-8 isolation rooms, a provincial hospital will have 2, a regional hospital doesn't have them.

 

Isolation rooms exist to either isolate the world from the patient or the patient from the world. This is done via positive or negative pressure and isn't possible in a ward.

 

 


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  #2511633 24-Jun-2020 17:41
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BlinkyBill:

 

Less than a year ago, Kidz First children’s hospital in Auckland opened an isolation ward. 

 

 

It looks like a ward for infected measles patients rather than a true isolation facility.

 

Isolation means something quite different medically (and particularly in regard to the physical design and HVAC) to what every one raves on about in the COVID thread.

 

I've built a lot of iso rooms and they are horrifically expensive and very complex.


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  #2511635 24-Jun-2020 17:56
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If anyone is interested this is a fairly typical requirement for isolation.

 

http://healthfacilityguidelines.com/ViewPDF/ViewIndexPDF/iHFG_part_d_isolation_rooms

 

Dormitory wards (ie 2/4 bed rooms) aren't suitable for isolation.


 
 
 
 


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  #2511687 24-Jun-2020 19:39
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There is not such thing in New Zealand as an isolation ward. They do not exist.


There are isolation rooms which are located in various parts of the hospital such as ICU, NICU etc. A large city hospital has 4-8 isolation rooms, a provincial hospital will have 2, a regional hospital doesn't have them.


Isolation rooms exist to either isolate the world from the patient or the patient from the world. This is done via positive or negative pressure and isn't possible in a ward.


 



If there are several isolation rooms close together, they are called a ward.

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  #2511693 24-Jun-2020 19:46
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Handle9:

 

There is not such thing in New Zealand as an isolation ward. They do not exist.

 

There are isolation rooms which are located in various parts of the hospital such as ICU, NICU etc. A large city hospital has 4-8 isolation rooms, a provincial hospital will have 2, a regional hospital doesn't have them.

 

Isolation rooms exist to either isolate the world from the patient or the patient from the world. This is done via positive or negative pressure and isn't possible in a ward.

 



If there are several isolation rooms close together, they are called a ward.

 

Why would any hospital put their iso rooms all together? It makes absolutely no sense, either for patients or the hospital. Hospitals are built around workflows which is why you have different types of patients all in one area (eg ICU, HDU, NICU, Maternity, Paeds etc)

 

Do you have any idea about how hospitals are designed, built and operated? 


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  #2512149 25-Jun-2020 13:38
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Having to call the Herald to cancel my introductory offer, on the plus side they let me have it at half price for a while going forward so not too bad. Still sucks to have to speak to someone to cancel a DIGITAL subscription.


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  #2512315 25-Jun-2020 16:34
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Salad forks and butter knives getting mixed in with the normal knives and forks.

These intruders are only ever detected once I'm sitting at the table.

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  #2512597 26-Jun-2020 09:04
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Customers. 

 

 

 

I know I wouldn't have a job without them, but some are better than others





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  #2512623 26-Jun-2020 09:39
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This might be a rural thing, but...

Delivery drivers who suggest it’s your fault that you weren’t answering your phone when they arrived at your gates at 7am without any prior arrangement. Because you were asleep having been working until 0100!

Do these people understand that they exist to serve their customers and not the other way round?!





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  #2512624 26-Jun-2020 09:41
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Handle9: Salad forks and butter knives getting mixed in with the normal knives and forks.

These intruders are only ever detected once I'm sitting at the table.


I solved this by never eating salad and thus not requiring cutlery for doing so!!





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  #2512625 26-Jun-2020 09:42
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Handle9: Salad forks and butter knives getting mixed in with the normal knives and forks.

These intruders are only ever detected once I'm sitting at the table.


I solved this by never eating salad and thus not requiring cutlery for doing so!!
ooh...a fellow Salad-Dodger





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