Friday 25 February 2022Health news3 minutes to read
Please attribute comment to Dr Helen Skinner, Incident Controller, Canterbury and West Coast DHBs Emergency Coordination Centre.
West Coast DHB is applying a limited-visitor policy across all facilities from Friday 25 February, in response to the ongoing transmission of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in the community.
Unless you have been contacted by phone to advise that your planned (elective) surgery or appointment is postponed, please assume it is going ahead and turn up at the scheduled time.
Surgical/medical masks must be worn at all times at all West Coast DHB facilities and will be provided if people don’t have them. Approved visitors or support people should not visit our facilities if they are unwell.
Please scan in using the COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in on arrival and provide your contact details. Hand sanitiser stations are visible and must also be used.
By adhering to these conditions, you help keep our patients, staff, other visitors and yourself safe. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as our staff work hard to protect and care for some of the most vulnerable in our community.
The only exceptions to the no-visitor policy are listed below:
DHB Aged Residential Care facilities – updated on 25 February 2022
Approved visitors must have a vaccination pass, wear a mask and follow all other public health measures when visiting a West Coast DHB Aged Residential Care facility. All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entry and alternative arrangements can be made with the facility manager for anyone without a vaccination pass.
Hospital café restrictions
Te Nīkau Hospital & Health Centre
Open: 8.00am – 2.00pm
Pass/ID: My Vaccine Pass required
Access: Only staff wearing ID badges and members of the public who show their My Vaccine Pass as evidence of full vaccination can be served.
Page last updated: 25 February 2022
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