DEAR LAKESHORE FAMILY & FELLOW NIGERIANS,
In light of the recent developments with COVID-19 Pandemic, we would like to let you know the plans Lakeshore has to protect our patients and our staff.
Lakeshore has had a stringent policy of checking temperature, sanitizing at the security gate and a travel history and symptom questionnaire for everyone.
AS OF MARCH 23, MONDAY, LAKESHORE HAS IMPLEMENTED THESE ADDITIONAL MEASURES:
- Appointment Only Visits. Please call before coming.
- Video consultation services to determine if it is essential to come physically to the clinic or not. (This includes New patient and Follow up appointments.)
- We will be contacting our patients on treatment regarding their chemotherapy plan. You can also call.
- Only one person is allowed to accompany each patient to an appointment, unless an aide or assistant is required.
- No visitors will be allowed in the chemotherapy lounge.
- Non-essential visitors will not be allowed to visit the clinic.
- Non-medical staff will be working remotely.
- Medical staff will have rotating shifts and duties.
- Appointments for consultations and chemotherapy will be spaced out.
- Social distancing will be practiced during all treatments and at all clinic visits by all.
- We strongly encourage everyone to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual means, including Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp and/or phone. This greatly helps to boost moral and makes self-isolation easier.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR OUR PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS:
Most People who are immunocompromised frequently look healthy and can be enjoying a full and active lifestyle. However, they are classed as “high risk” of developing complications if they succumb to COVID-19 and must, therefore, adjust their lifestyles.
Being immunocompromised is defined as having a weakened or impaired immune system (through illness, drugs). This reduces the ability to fight infections and other diseases including COVID-19.
There are numerous conditions that weaken the immune system some of which include but are not limited to cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell anemia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic diseases such as kidney, lung, heart or liver disease.
There are also a number of drugs that are vital for the treatment of conditions like cancer, that work by suppressing the immune system. It is important to note, that you must NOT stop taking the drugs without a full discussion with your Oncologist.
Where possible, stay at home, but, if you do need to go out, avoid crowds and public spaces and stay at least two meters (6.5 feet) away and wear protective equipment such as gloves and masks.
We recommend all people with cancer to please be more cautious of their surroundings. Your weaker immune systems can make you more susceptible and make it harder to fight the virus.
We strongly recommend that all people with cancer practice self-isolation at this time.
We also recommend family members to be more cautious as to ensure there is reduced chance of you catching the virus. Although the majority of people will suffer only mild to moderate symptoms of the COVID-19 infection and will make a full recovery, there is an increased risk of them becoming gravely ill and suffer pneumonia and respiratory distress.
In addition, practice regular hand hygiene- wash your hands and clean surfaces regularly.
We encourage you to adopt a healthy lifestyle which comprises of adequate sleep, balanced diet, regular exercise, vitamins such as Vitamin C- which all help to improve the immune system.
Please stay safe. Please stay indoors.
Your health and safety is our utmost priority.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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