The Waikato is currently at the Orange Traffic Light setting. Whilst at this setting the following are our policies around Patients and Visitors:
1. Patient testing
Patient Covid -19 testing will be required for some procedures. If a test is required your specialists’ rooms will advise you of this
2. Visitor Policy Main Hospital
One visitor or support person is permitted.
We ask that this one visitor / support person is the same person for the entire patient admission. We ask that visitors’ movement around the hospital is restricted as much as possible to the patient’s room.
The visitor / support person will be asked their vaccination status and provided a face mask to wear whilst they are in the hospital.
We will issue visitors with a visitor pass the first time they enter the hospital which they will be required to bring with them on subsequent visits.
The exception to this is for paediatric patients where two parents or caregivers will be permitted.
3. Visitor Policy Oncology & Haematology Services -Medical Services Building
One visitor permitted with no requirement to provide negative Covid-19 test or provide vaccination status.
During treatments in shared treatment areas our no visitor policy remains. This can be discussed on an individual basis with staff should there be special circumstances.
Patients who are not fully vaccinated will need to provide a negative Covid-19 test and meet the Covid-19 screening questions prior to each weekly visit at the Medical Services Building. If they are attending more than one appointment in the same week, then one negative test prior to their first appointment is sufficient.