Port-a-cath, central lines and COVID-19

During our call with the Minister of Public Health, we had questions about the risks of people who have port-a-cath or central lines to COVID-19. We have received a response from the Minister’s team.

We have had a response back from Julia Anderson, Consultant Haematologist at RIE in relation to Dan’s question about port-a-caths and central lines. She advises these pose no increased risk of viral infection themselves, other than those risks we have already noted due to patients’ other medical conditions.

Updated 1 April 2020

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