[Important] Restrictions of Emergency medical treatment
Please let us give priority to medical treatment for people with severe illness who are transported by ambulance, and ask those who are not in emergency conditions to refrain from visiting the ER to avoid the spread of new coronavirus infection.
If you (15years or older) do not have a referral letter from other medical facilities, or you are not visiting this hospital currently (you are not having a next appointment with another department), we might not have your examination at the ER.
August 7, 2020
[Important] About prohibiting visits
Due to the epidemic of new coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19), "visitation" is prohibited for the time being.
Except for inpatients’ daily-life support (such as bringing a change of clothes) and visitation requested from hospital, any visitations are prohibited. In addition, even if the inpatient's daily-life support or the request from our hospital, it is prohibited to visit those who fall under the following;
- Those who have a fever of 37 degrees or more, cold symptoms, or digestive symptoms such as diarrhea or nausea
- Children under 15 years old
Even if you are allowed to visit, please note the following;
- Only one person is allowed to visit in a short time (about 5 minutes).
- Please wear a mask, and keep hand hygiene.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we ask for your understanding and cooperation in order to prevent hospital clusters.
July 21, 2020
Japanese Red Cross Osaka Hospital is the first medical institution in Osaka City who got JMIP (Japan Medical Services Accreditation for International Patients) Certification Accredited by Japan Medical Education Foundation.
JMIP is an accreditation system as a third party that promote to establish system for foreign patients to enjoy high quality health services without any concerns. Five evaluation categories are;
- “System to accept” in multi-lingual
- “Patient service” along with a consideration of cultural and religious,
- “Medical management for foreign patients”
- “Organization system and management” for accepting foreign patients
- “Efforts for improvement to meet the needs of foreign patients”
Even before having JMIP certification, our hospital has been receiving many foreign patients, and we endeavored to improve our services for foreign patients by preparing our homepage, maps, signs, and documents in multi-lingual, making manuals in each department, assigning an international medical coordinator, providing remote multi-lingual medical interpreter, and so on. As a result, we got the first JMIP certification in Osaka City on 28th April 2020.
We will continue to make efforts to accept more international patients, and to make them feel more comfortable without concerning language and cultural barriers.
July 7, 2020
About consultation of new type coronavirus infectious disease and consultation
If you have the following symptoms, please consult the "COVID-19 Consultation Center (Returnee / Contact Person Consultation Center)". As a result of consultation, if you suspect that you are infected with COVID-19, the consultation center will introduce you to a specialized "homecoming / contact outpatient".
[Guidelines for consulting with the consultation center]
If at least one of the following cases, please contact with the consultation center immediately. (You can also consult if you do not fall under these.)
- If you have any of the following symptoms: shortness of breath (dyspnea), strong dullness (fatigue), high fever, etc.
- Those who are prone to serious illness (*) and have relatively mild cold symptoms such as fever and cough (*) Elderly people, people with basic diseases such as diabetes, heart failure, respiratory diseases (COPD, etc.) or patients on dialysis, patients treated with immune-suppressants or anti-cancer agents, etc.
- If you have a relatively mild symptom of fever or cough, etc.
(Please be sure to consult if symptoms persist for more than 4 days. Symptoms vary from person to person, so if you have any questions, please contact the center immediately.)
■For pregnant women
For pregnant women, just in case, please contact the center as well as those who are prone to serious illness.
■For those with children
For children, consultation with a pediatrician is desirable, so please consult the center or family pediatric medical institution by telephone etc.
* In addition, this guideline is a guideline for citizens to consult and receive medical examination. As always, the doctor will make the individual judgment regarding the test.
◆ Osaka City COVID-19 Center (Returnee / Contact Center)
- Reception time: 24 hours, 7 days a week
- Phone number: 06-6647-0641
- Fax number: 06-6647-1029
May 26, 2020
[Important] About outpatient infection control
The number of patients with COVID-19 is decreasing, but we will continue to take measures against infectious diseases in hospital.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but please continue to cooperate with the following points when visiting the hospital.
[Be sure to take your temperature before you come to the hospital. (Both patients and attendants)
-If you are concerned that you would be infected, please contact the "COVID-19 Consultation Center (Returnees / Contacts Consultation Center)" in advance.
-Please be sure to wear a mask. (Both patients and attendants)
-If you have any of the following symptoms, please contact the staff at the front entrance during the opening hours and the staff at the north entrance during the closing hours.
- If you have a fever (approx .: 1 degree or more higher than normal heat or 37.5 degrees or more)
- If you have any cold symptoms
- If you have fatigue or shortness of breath
- When you find abnormalities of tastes and sense of smell with any of 1 to 2
-Depending on your condition, we may examine you in the different area from the regular out-patient department.
-In order to avoid the congestion in the hospital, less than two people are allowed to attend each patient.
May 26, 2019
Request for restriction on the use of alcohol hand sanitizers due to the spread of new coronavirus infection
Due to the spread of new coronavirus infection, the amount of the consumption of alcohol hand sanitizer has greatly exceeded the normal production capacity, and shipping restrictions are still in place. We apologize for the inconvenience to outpatients and visitors, but we ask for your continued cooperation in running water and soap on your hands.
May 26, 2020
[Important] Restrictions on the outpatient clinic and emergency outpatient services due to the new coronavirus infections
With the prevention of new coronavirus infection, we will limit some outpatient services. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding and cooperation in order to provide safe and secure medical care.
"First visit" is limited to those who have a referral letter or those who have made a reservation from another medical facilities.
[Emergency medical treatment]
Please let us give priority to medical treatment for people with severe illness who are transported by ambulance, and ask those who are not in emergency conditions to refrain from visiting the ER. * Period: From Tuesday, 21/April, 2020, for the time being
April 20, 2020
Our hospital's response to new coronavirus infection
Regarding this infectious disease, we comply with requests from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and other administrative agencies, and take every possible measure to prevent infection in hospital. In addition, regarding the fever outpatient consultation at this hospital, it is limited to those who have been requested by the public health center. If you are suspected of having a new coronavirus infection, please be sure to consult with your local public health center.
April 16, 2020
About PCR test
Regarding the PCR test for new coronavirus infection, we consult with the public health center to determine the indication, and request it to the public health center.
In our hospital, it is not possible to carry out an examination based on the wishes of the patient.
April 16, 2020
Telephone re-examination information
With the notification of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare dated February 28, 2020, the prescription of medicines by telephone examination was approved for regular consultation patients with chronic diseases etc. from the viewpoint of preventing the spread of new coronavirus infection.
At our hospital, if there are ongoing medical appointments, and if the patient wishes to prescribe, we will perform a telephone reexamination and prescription by phone only if the doctor approves. However, there are some prescriptions that cannot be handled by telephone re-examination, and in that case a face-to-face consultation is required. Please contact the outpatient department of each department by telling them that you would like to prescribe by telephone consultation.
April 16, 2020
2nd floor: West entrance, 2nd floor: Multi-level parking lot corridor entrance closed all day [Closing has been released.]
As a measure to prevent hospital clusters of the new coronavirus infectious disease, we closed the "2nd floor: West entrance" and "2nd floor: multilevel parking lot corridor entrance" all day long. We would like all visitors visiting our hospital to use the front entrance during the opening hours and the north entrance during the closing hours. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we ask for your understanding and cooperation in order to prevent hospital clusters.
◆ Opening hours: Monday to Friday (excluding national holidays) 8:30 to 17:00
* The front entrance opens at 7:00 and closes at 18:10.
April 6, 2020