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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.

Older persons' health

Older persons health services are listed below, you can also check the comprehensive hospital wards and departments listings, see Burwood Hospital, The Princess Margaret HospitalChristchurch Hospital and other health facilities.

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Adult Community Referral Centre (ACRC) formally SPOE

Many subsidised services are available to help people remain independent and in their own home through the Adult Community Referral Centre (ACRC).

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Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels service provides a freshly cooked hot dinner meal at midday for those that find it difficult to prepare or access a hot meal. 

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Older Persons Community Services

The Community Services within the Older Persons Health Service comprises two interdisciplinary Community Services teams that serve defined geographical areas north-east and south-west.

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Senior Chef

Senior Chef is a free 8 week cooking course for people aged 60 and over (55+ for Maori and Pasifika peoples) who want to improve their cooking skills...

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