The traffic light system, as part of the Covid-19 Protection Framework, has been disestablished.
We welcome patients, visitors and whānau to our hospital. Please ensure that you:
are well when you enter our hospital – please stay away if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or other respiratory illnesses (seasonal influenza, RSV). If you are booked for surgery and you develop Covid-19 symptoms, please ring us – (03) 548 8566
wear a surgical mask (government mandates still require masks to be worn in a healthcare facility – if you do not have a surgical mask, we can provide one)
sign in at our Reception
Use hand sanitiser when entering the hospital.
Hand sanitiser is available throughout the hospital; use of hand sanitiser has been proven to reduce transmission of viruses and bacteria.
Rapid Antigen testing (RAT) is still required for all patients. These are performed on arrival at the hospital, prior to sedation or anaesthesia due to clinical safety concerns. Patients who test positive via a RAT, on arrival, will most likely be deferred.
Please note that visitor restrictions have been removed. However, if a patient has a caregiver, the caregiver must have a RAT on arrival at the hospital. Caregivers are people who will remain with the patient until they are in theatre. Visitors/Support people may support patients until they leave our Central Admission area; they will be re-united in our Ward or in Day Stay Discharge. All caregivers, whānau, visitors, and support people must wear a mask while walking through our hospital.