From 0700 on April 28 a new restricted visitor policy will be in place across all Waikato DHB hospitals.
Alert level 3 visiting restrictions have taken into account guidance provided at a national level, with the health and
wellbeing of our patients and staff being our highest priority.
We also recognise how important the support of whānau and friends is for our patients.
Visiting hours will be 11am-1.30pm and 4-8pm with additional, temporary restrictions and requirements:All visitors must submit personal details to ensure contact tracing can be performed if requiredOne visitor per patient / one visit per dayMust be from the same bubbleNo children will be allowed on the wardsAll visitors must not have any cold-like symptomsBirthing suite to allow two support partners (must be from the same bubble)One caregiver for PaediatricsOne support person for Emergency Department
The current ‘no visitors’ policy will remain in place for Critical Care (ICU and HDU) and the Henry Rongomau Bennett
Centre. Some exceptions may be possible on essential or compassionate grounds and must be approved by the charge nurse
manager prior to approval.
Anyone who is COVID-19 positive or in voluntary or mandated isolation due to potential COVID-19 contact will not be
permitted to enter.
Those over 70-years-old, or with an existing health condition which may expose them to greater risk are advised to avoid
All visitors will be screened prior to entry and must observe strict hand hygiene, social distancing and follow the
guidance of staff at all times.
We thank the community for their continued support, and remind everyone to practice effective hand hygiene through
washing with soap for 20 seconds and to maintain appropriate social distancing by staying in your “bubble”. For
information and guidance please visit www.covid19.govt.nz