I attended the chemo ward today for my IVIG infusion, the first in 5 months. I suspended this 5 months ago in line with the CLLForum's Recommendations of reducing the risk of CLL patients contracting COVID.
Because it had been 5 months since my last infusion, I had to go through the ramp up procedure (started at 24ml/hr rising to 384ml/hr) which took 4.5 hrs which would have normally been only 50 minutes.
I was initially place in a 4 bed side room, where there were 2 patients and one visitor that didn't have masks covering their mouth/nose (they were pulled down below their chin). I mentioned this to the nurse who implied she would have a word with the patients/visitor, but nothing was down within about 15 minutes. I then found one of the senior Staff Nurses and appraised her of the situation and she immediately addressed the offenders.
The offending patients/visitor were in their 60's, so I was very surprised as to their lack of regard to the rules. Also surprised that the hospital staff were not enforcing, I supposed they have become a little complacent, and therefore overlook these minor misdemeanours.