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VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstancesFurther details...

Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

The Clinical Board

The Clinical Board is a multidisciplinary clinical forum, whose membership includes representatives from the primary, secondary and community sectors.

There are 29 members on the Clinical Board, four of whom are elected. The Chairman and Deputy Chairman are elected annually.

Members of the Board support and influence the DHB's vision and values and play an important clinical leadership role. They are responsible for the clinical ​​​governance of the DHB.

The Clinical Board:

  • Oversees the DHB's clinical activity,
  • Provides advice to the Chief Executive on clinical issues,
  • Takes a proactive role in setting clinical policy and standards, and
  • Encourages best practice and innovation.

Page last updated: 8 January 2019

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