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Covid-19 Precautions as of 11th March 2022

Written by Janet Keys, General Manager on March 11th, 2022.      0 comments

Covid-19 precautions as of 11th March 2022

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Due to the increased risk of Omicron infection we have reviewed our risk minimisation strategies.

All patients coming to Grace for a procedure should be fully vaccinated if eligible. Your surgeon’s consulting room staff will check your vaccination status and will inform us when booking your surgery.

Unvaccinated patients or those who have received only 1 vaccination will be assessed and managed according to transmission risk.

ALL patients are required to complete a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival for admission.

We are not allowing visitors in Grace Hospital, apart from one parent to accompany our paediatric patients, or for those patients requiring a carer to attend while in hospital. Parents and carers are also required to complete a rapid antigen tests at admission.

Everyone entering the hospital must scan the QR code at the door (or complete a contact tracing form), show vaccine pass, be wearing a mask, and sanitise their hands before checking in at the main reception

If you have had Covid-19 in the last three months, please advise your surgeon, your anaesthetist and Grace Hospital (07 577 5270).

Please also advise us if:

  • you have any symptoms of Covid-19,
  • you have been in close contact with a positive or suspected case in the last 14 days,
  • you returned from overseas travel in the last 14 days,
  • either you or a household member worked in a high risk workplace (border facility, MIQs, International shipping vessels)

We’re hopeful that with the above measures in place we can protect our patients, visitors and staff from being exposed to covid19 whilst at Grace.

Thank you for your co-operation. Any queries, please contact me via janetk@gracehospital.co.nz

 

Covid-19 Precautions as of 4th February 2022

Written by Janet Keys, General Manager on February 4th, 2022.      0 comments

Covid-19 Precautions being undertaken at Grace Hospital as of Friday 4th February 2022.