In order to be able to accommodate patients that pose an increased risk of infection, different levels of contact isolation are advisable depending on the risk group:
For diseases with a lower risk of infection that are not usually dangerous, a single room with a private bathroom is the minimum requirement. In the case of diseases such as tuberculosis or coronavirus, where there is a high risk of infection and a severe course, a separate anteroom (airlock) is also required.
Rigidly dividing the ward into general care rooms and isolation rooms is no longer in keeping with the times and is increasingly giving way to flexible concepts that allow dual use.
In order to be able to react flexibly to a sometimes short-notice demand for isolation rooms, HT offers, for example, structural solutions that can transform a standard room into an isolation room in no time at all.
For highly infectious pathogens such as smallpox, Marburg or Ebola, which are often fatal, accommodation on a special isolation ward that is structurally completely separate is recommended. Find more Information in the section RESEARCH.