New Zealand’s Hospital Covid Protection Framework Setting

Restrictions are in place to look after the people in our care. Our robust health and safety measures ensures we continue to perform safely while providing optimal care to all our patients.

The safety and wellbeing of our patients, visitors, staff, medical specialists, and contractors is always our utmost priority.  We have always had very thorough cleaning, hygiene and health and safety processes in our hospital. We have dedicated infection prevention and health and safety experts advising and monitoring our practices. We’ve also put in place even more cleaning and sanitising, focusing on high touch surfaces, and we have hand sanitisers installed throughout the hospital for our staff, patients, and visitors.

We’re following the Ministry of Health’s guidelines around handwashing, cough etiquette, social distancing, and hygiene practices, and have reinforced this with all our teams. If you are unwell, please do not enter the hospital. Contact your GP.

We continue to work alongside our local District Health Boards, the New Zealand Private Surgical Hospital Association, and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines to provide care to those in need.

Policies that keep us safe

We want to assure all people in our care that we have extensive policies, procedures, and measures in place to keep us all safe whilst reducing the likelihood of Covid transmission within our facilities.

Evolution provides a rapid antigen test to all our hospital patients with testing undertaken by our staff prior to admission.

Should a patient in our care become symptomatic, find out they are a close contact, or test positive for Covid, we have procedures in place to support and isolate that patient.

Across Evolution our facilities are registered on the Critical Worker Register, with our healthcare staff identified as part of the Close Contact Exemption Scheme. This means our facilities can continue operating with minimal disruption, and our staff who may become a close contact can undertake rapid antigen tests to ensure they are safe to work.

We are committed to ensuring you are able to continue to access our exceptional healthcare during this time.

Visiting under Orange Setting

In the Orange Setting patients can have 1 visitor for up to 1 hour per day. Visitors must be fully vaccinated and able to show proof of their vaccination status.

The restrictions are in place to keep a limitation to how many people are in our facility.

  • Visiting hours are set by the facility. Please check with the patient for visiting hours or contact us for visiting hour times.
  • Out of the two visitors at a time, one can be a child and they must be fully vaccinated.
  • Visitors must be fully vaccinated, and able to show proof of vaccination.

To reduce the risk of Covid-19 we ask all people to follow the rules below:

Enter our facilities through the main entrance only

  • Always wear a surgical mask within our facilities
  • Where possible please maintain physical distancing of at least 1 metres
  • Maintain vigilant hand washing and hygiene practices
  • If you’re unwell do not enter our facilities. Follow Ministry of Health guidelines and contact your GP

Thank you for helping us to keep our staff, patients, and the people you love safe.

 

More information:
Ministry of Health NZ
Regional Public Health
Safe Travel (travel advice)
Healthline: Dedicated number for health-related calls about Coronavirus 0800 358 5453

Orange Setting for New Zealand’s Hospital Covid Protection.

Pre-admission Rapid Antigen Testing

We welcome all our patients who require their care in all our facilities. Before entering our facility, all patients must undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), which is undertaken by our nursing staff.

Patient and visitor information:

In our effort to protect our patients, staff, and doctors from Covid-19 we ask that you:

  • Visiting must only be within the patient room. Our communal areas and lounges are not available.
  • Visitors must wear a surgical mask at all times including in the patient’s room.
  • Restrict your visitors to 1 fully vaccinated person for up to 1 hour per day and within the facility visiting hours.
  • Visiting hours are set by the facility. Please check with the patient for visiting hours or contact us for visiting hour times.
  • No children under 5 years of age can visit.
  • Visitors must be fully vaccinated, and able to show proof of vaccination.
  • Remind your family/whanau or any visitor to not visit you if they have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell, or are in close contact with someone with Covid, feeling unwell or if with flu-like symptoms
  • Visitors to please enter through our main hospital reception.
  • Use the hand sanitisers upon entering and exiting rooms and our facility.

Have you:  

  • A current household member has tested positive for Covid, and you are isolating per Ministry of Health guidelines?
  • Have recently had Covid and still symptomatic?
  • Been feeling unwell? (Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath).

If you answered YES, please:

  • Stay home – please don’t enter our hospital.
  • Contact us
  • Contact Healthline for advice: COVID-19 hotline: 0800 358 5453
  • General Healthline hotline: 0800 611 116
  • Contact your Healthcare Provider.

Red Setting for New Zealand’s Hospital Covid Protection.

Rapid Antigen Testing

In the Red setting we require all patients to complete a rapid antigen test on admission.
Our staff will provide you with the rapid antigen test.

Receiving care in an Evolution facility outside of your region?
We welcome all our patients who require their care in all our facilities. If you’re traveling outside of one region to receive your treatment you must provide a negative test 48 hours prior to your admission for care.

To keep us all safe we are not allowing visitors or support people into our facility during the Red Setting. However, we welcome a support person or carer when required, such as our paediatric patients. This is limited to one support person or carer per patient and they must be fully vaccinated.

Green Setting for New Zealand’s Hospital Covid Protection.

Pre-admission Rapid Antigen Testing

We welcome all our patients who require their care in all our facilities. Before entering our facility, unvaccinated patients must undertake a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), which is undertaken by our nursing staff.

In our effort to protect our patients, staff, and doctors from Covid-19 we ask that you:

  • Visiting is encouraged to be kept within the patient room.
  • Restrict your visitors to up to two fully vaccinated people at a time and within the facility visiting hours.
  • Visiting hours are set by the facility. Please check with the patient for visiting hours or contact us for visiting hour times.
  • Out of the two visitors at a time, one can be a child who is fully vaccinated.
  • Visitors must be fully vaccinated, and able to show proof of vaccination.
  • Remind your family/whanau or any visitor to not visit you if they have flu-like symptoms or are feeling unwell, or are in close contact with someone with Covid, feeling unwell or if with flu-like symptoms
  • Visitors to please enter through our main hospital reception.
  • Use the hand sanitisers upon entering and exiting rooms and our facility.

Have you:  

  • A current household member has tested positive for Covid, and you are isolating per Ministry of Health guidelines?
  • Have recently had Covid and still symptomatic?
  • Been feeling unwell? (Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath).

If you answered YES, please:

  • Stay home – please don’t enter our hospital.
  • Contact us
  • Contact Healthline for advice: COVID-19 hotline: 0800 358 5453
  • General Healthline hotline: 0800 611 116
  • Contact your Healthcare Provider.