Detailed information about current cases of COVID-19 on the West Coast is available on the Ministry of Health website.
This map image shows COVID-19 case numbers in each territorial local authority in the West Coast District Health Board’s region.
Daily updates can also be found on the West Coast DHB’s Facebook page. You can also view previous daily COVID-19 case number maps below.
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West Coast DHB is easing its visitor policy in recognition of the fact we have passed the peak of the current Omicron outbreak and case numbers are slowly reducing.
The following visitor restrictions are in place for the West Coast DHB hospital (Te Nīkau) and other health facilities:
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.
An exception will be made for people with disabilities who are in hospital or have to attend an outpatient appointment – where they need a support person to access health services. For example, a sign language interpreter, support person for someone with a learning disability, or someone to assist with mobility. The support person is in addition to permitted visitors.
The Exemptions Team at the Ministry of Health is now responsible for processing requests for Face Covering Communication Cards.
Updated information about mask wearing, and how to request an exemption card can now be found here. People unable to request an exemption card online can call 0800 28 29 26 and select option 2, or text 8988.
Visitors are welcome at our Aged Care Residential facilities. One visitor per patient at a time – except where a child over 12 is being accompanied by an adult. All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and must wear a surgical mask.
Te Nīkau Hospital & Health Centre
Open: 8.00am – 4.00pm
Food and drinks are currently being served in takeaway containers only.
Visiting hours remain unchanged.
Te Nīkau Hospital & Health Centre – updated 17 May 2022
|Children's Ward||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|Critical Care Unit||10:00am - 01:00pm
03:00pm - 08:00pm
|General Ward||10:00am - 02:00pm
04:00pm - 08:00pm
|Maternity Ward||Under traffic light ORANGE – no visitors except for two named support people|
|Manaakitanga Mental Health Unit||02:00pm - 08:00pm|
Buller Health Centre – updated 17 May 2022
|Foote Ward ||10:00am-02:00pm
|Kawatiri Maternity||Under traffic light ORANGE – no visitors except for two named support people|
More COVID-19 related health information can be found on the Ministry of Health website www.health.govt.nz/covid-19
For information about the national response to COVID-19, go to www.covid19.govt.nz
Details about where you can pick up a RAT are on www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/.
Testing is free and is available to anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or is a household contact.
As per Ministry of Health Guidelines:
We know that some people who have a disability or health condition may not be able to wear a face mask safely or comfortably. If you cannot wear one, you can get a communication card. You can show your communication card when needed, for example to a taxi driver.
More information including how to apply for a face mask communication card is available on the Ministry of Health’s website – here.
COVID-19 (formerly known as novel coronavirus) is a respiratory illness that can be transmitted from person to person through droplets. It has spread to every continent except Antarctica and over 170 countries and territories have laboratory-confirmed cases.
It appears that most cases identified to date have mild to moderate illness. In severe cases, though, the virus can cause pneumonia and severe acute respiratory infection.
More information about accessing healthcare can be found on www.covid19.govt.nz
Public health staff are working with border agencies to ensure New Zealand citizens and residents returning home are screened as they enter the country, and aware of the need to self-isolate and understand what that entails. Self-isolation means avoiding situations where you could infect other people. People who have to self-isolate are also asked to register with Healthline’s COVID-19 advice line by phoning 0800 358 5453.
Staff at airports and ports have information on hand that advises people what to look out for and what to do if they get symptoms.
Page last updated: 22 June 2022
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