The University Hospital of the West Indies is calling on medical practitioners referring patients to call ahead of time due to limited bed space caused by the spike in COVID-19.

The plea was made by the hospital in a statement late last evening.

The UHWI, says both public and private practitioners to make contact prior to effecting a transfer.

They’re being urged to contact the following numbers at 8-7-6- 5-4-1-1-0-4-3 and 8-7-6-5-4-1-1-0-4-4.

The university says it will continue to fulfill its mandate to provide the highest level of care.

This while ensuring patient safety is given full consideration.