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.
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.
In the Orange Setting patients can have 1 visitor for up to 1 hour per day.
The restrictions are in place to keep a limitation to how many people are in our facility.
Enter our facilities through the main entrance only
Ministry of Health NZ
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Healthline: Dedicated number for health-related calls about Coronavirus 0800 358 5453
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:
If you answered YES, please:
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.