Restricted visiting at Rotorua and Taupo Hospitals
17/11/2021 12:53:00 p.m.

Lakes DHB has restricted visitor numbers in its hospitals due to there now being Covid-19 in the community.

All named support people/caregivers need to report to Lakes DHB staff on arrival and must:

  • Scan or sign in to ensure contact tracing can be carried out
  • Wear a face mask or covering, observe strict hand hygiene and physical distance
  • NOT have any Covid-19 symptoms or be otherwise unwell

Support people allowed as below:

ED/ICU/CCU - one support person at a time for a child under 16 or a vulnerable adult being treated in ED/ICU at discretion of ED co-ordinator.

Maternity - one continuous support person with a birthing woman.

SCBU/Mothercraft/Children's Unit - For a child under 16 one support person in hospital and a second parent/guardian/person as an additional named support person.

Theatre - No support person unless the patient is under 18 or is vulnerable.

Emergency/trauma - one support person as determined by the clinical team.

End of life care - Patients who are receiving end-of-life care can have two consistent support persons.

No entry for any support person with known Covid-19 contact or symptoms.

Support person of patients with COVID are only permitted at discretion of duty manager.