Since December 2019, the newly created virus SARS-CoV-2 from the corona virus family has been spreading. At this point we inform about protective measures for cancer patients, measures at the NCT Heidelberg and Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) to minimize the risk of infection and provide general information.
Corona virus: general information and information for patients
Visiting and accompanying patients at outpatient and day clinics at NCT Heidelberg
Dear visitors, dear relatives,
the visitor regulations have been adjusted: From 01.10.2020 on, visiting the day clinics at NCT is no longer possible. A maximum of 1 accompanying person per patient is permitted in the outpatient clinics. This is urgently required to protect patients and employees from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Thank you for your understanding!
Visiting and accompanying patients at NCT Heidelberg
- Please bring your own face mask
- Hand disinfection necessary
Coordination office ("Leitstelle"):
- Fever measurement
- Please fill out the "questionnaire for patients and accompanying persons" (also for the accompanying person)
Information of the University Hospital Heidelberg (UKHD)
UKHD website: https://www.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/themenseite-coronavirus
Best possible patient protection through corona test before inpatient hospital stay
The Heidelberg University Hospital (UKHD) is expanding its preventive corona regulations in order to be able to identify patients with no symptoms in the future and to guarantee its patients and employees maximum safety: From September 16, all patients admitted to the Heidelberg University Hospital should have one provide evidence of a corona test carried out in advance. In addition, patients who cannot wear a mouth and nose protection for medical reasons are called upon to have a corona test carried out before outpatient appointments. »Read the press release from Heidelberg University Hospital
Face mask requirement for patients
From now on, there is an obligation to wear a face mask in the building of the NCT Heidelberg. Wearing protective masks is said to help contain the corona virus in general. No medical masks have to be worn, but so-called “community masks” (masks made of cotton). Patients, who don't have a mask yet, can get one at the reception of the NCT Heidelberg.
More information on protective face masks: https://www.bfarm.de/SharedDocs/Risikoinformationen/Medizinprodukte/DE/schutzmasken.html
Offers from the NCT advisory services back to the usual extent
The offers of the NCT counseling services (psycho-oncology, nutritional therapy, physical activity and cancer, social service) will be available as usual this week.
The offerings of the NCT patient program "Exercise and Cancer" will be resumed (previously strength training and Nordic Walking) and gradually expanded. The OnkoAktiv network at NCT Heidelberg e.V. also carries out the mediation again.
» Overview and further information about the counseling services at NCT Heidelberg
Interruption of the exercise and physical activity program
Due to the corona pandemic, we can not offer the training course "We make you strong - patient training on side effects of therapy" this year. We hope that we can start again with a new training offer in 2021. If you have any questions about side effects, please do not hesitate to contact us in the day clinics of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg.
We greet you warmly,
Your oncological nursing team at the NCT day clinics
As with influenza and other acute respiratory tract infections, the so-called "coughing and sneezing etiquette", good hand hygiene and distance from the sick (approx. 1 to 2 metres) should also make transmission of the new coronavirus significantly more difficult. This means: wash hands frequently and thoroughly and dry them carefully. When sneezing or coughing, do not hold your hand, but cough up the crook of your arm or hold a disposable handkerchief in front of your mouth. Please dispose of used handkerchiefs immediately in the nearest waste bin. Please understand that for your and our safety we currently do not offer a handshake.
Due to the corona pandemic, we offer our event as online seminars until the end of the year. We monitor the situation and adapt our formats flexibly if necessary. If a face-to-face event should be possible again, we will inform you at: www.nct-heidelberg.de/veranstaltungen
The event "Interdisciplinary Wednesday Training" for physicians and scientists is offered weekly as an online seminar. Informations in the event calender: www.nct-heidelberg.de/events. If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity regatta "Rowing against cancer" on September 12, 2020
Due to the corona pandemic, the "Stiftung Leben mit Krebs" has decided to cancel the entire 2020 charity regatta season. »Information on the website of rowing against cancer
Cancellation: 9th NCT charity run on June 26th 2020
Spreading of the newly discovered Coronavirus SARS CoV-2 and necessary measures occupied us organizers intensively within the last weeks and days. As the consequences for the following months are hardly predictable, we have decided to cancel this year's NCT run.
» Contact persons and current information: www.nct-lauf.de.
- Robert Koch Institute
The pages of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) provide reliable and up-to-date information. At https://www.rki.de/EN/Home/homepage_node.html you will always find the latest recommendations and information for the public, including information on diagnostics, hygiene and infection control, risk areas and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
World Health Organization
Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus