Our hospitals and emergency departments remain open. We're here if you need us, e te whānau.
We know COVID-19 in the community creates a risk, but we also know whānau have a significant, positive and beneficial role in supporting our patients.
When you come through our doors, our greeters will provide you with a mask if you need one and hand sanitiser, help with directions, or take you where you need to go.
We understand that coming to the hospital can be a little intimidating, but we hope that our friendly greeters will help make it easier.
This information will be reviewed as and when the situation changes.*
Two whānau members are now able to visit and support a patient at any one time. They are welcome at any time during opening hours. Exceptions can still be made for compassionate reasons.
It is generally not recommended that children under 15 visit the hospital. Any exception should be discussed in advance with the charge nurse/midwife manager
To protect our most vulnerable patients, some of our wards will have additional wellness check-ins before entry.
If you're feeling unwell, then please help protect patients and kaimahi by postponing your visit until you are feeling better.
There are times when it will be important for more than two people to visit. Reasons for this might include:
Please talk to the charge nurse or lead doctor caring for your loved one about compassionate visiting.
*Please note that there may be some areas of the hospital unable to accept visitors to keep everyone safe. These areas may change from time to time.
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