COVID-19 is a global pandemic with extensive community spread in many
countries. Community hospitals (CHs) have an important role to play in
offloading patients from acute hospitals and providing a longer period
of rehabilitation and convalescence. Patients in CHs tend to have more
chronic medical issues and are older in age and are hence particularly
vulnerable should COVID-19 spread in such facilities. As such measures
have to be put in place to protect this group and we share the practices
put in place by CHs in Singapore in response to COVID-19.