Visiting Hours - Orange COVID-19 Traffic Light Setting | Northland DHB

Visiting Hours - Orange COVID-19 Traffic Light Setting

Our current Traffic Light setting is:  Orange 

Visiting Northland Hospitals at this Setting

To keep our patients and staff safe, we have strict procedures in place and ask that you only visit if you need to during this time.

  • A patient may nominate up to two people who can visit them during their stay in hospital. These two visitors must be registered on the Northland DHB Visitor App before they visit.
  • Only one nominated person can visit each day
  • Visiting hours are between 11am-8pm
  • Visitors will be screened on arrival at the hospital entrance. Visitors symptomatic with an acute respiratory tract infection will not be permitted to enter the premises
  • Visitors to Northland DHB facilities are not required to demonstrate vaccination status  nor provide evidence of a negative swab or undertake a swab to enter
  • All visitors must wear a level 2 procedure mask (surgical or medical mask) unless they have an exemption (see MoH mask exemptions) at all times when entering and moving about any Northland DHB sites
  • All visitors must adhere to physical distancing of one metre at all sites and services.

    Exceptions to visiting guidelines can be made based on compassionate grounds and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. 

    Ward/Unit Specific Guidance

    Red ICU

  • No visitors

    Mental Health and Addiction Services

  • The general visitor policy outlined above applies with the caveat that visiting will be determined by the whaiora’s current clinical presentation and will be agreed on a case-by-case.
  • Maternity Services

  • One person can attend for assessment and during early induction in support of the woman and up to two birth partners can attend throughout labour and birth until transfer to the postnatal.
  • Postnatal

  • One Partner in Care who is COVID-19 negative may stay with the woman in the postnatal  ward to assist with the care of mother and baby
  • An additional named visitor may also visit. If the woman is sharing a room it is requested only one visitor attend at a time
  • Ward 2 – Children’s Ward and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

    All caregivers/parents will be RAT tested before entry into these wards.  

    To help protect patients, whānau and staff, the number of tamariki and whānau visiting is restricted:

    • Only parents or caregivers may visit
    • Only one parent or caregiver can be present at a time
    • No tamariki, including brothers and sisters under 14 years, are allowed to visit except for compassionate reasons.

Visiting Whangārei or Dargaville Hospital? 

Speed up your time spent at the front screening process by pre-registering your visit.   Note: that hospital screeners can help you to register if you are unable to do this prior to your visit.

Visiting Hours are 11:00 am - 8:00 pm at:  
  • Whangārei Hospital

  • Kaitaia Hospital

  • Bay of Islands Hospital

  • Dargaville Hospital

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