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Covid-19

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.

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

Enter our facilities through the main entrance only

  • Sign in via QR Code before entering or use the sign in register if you do not have the app
  • Always wear a surgical mask within our facilities
  • Where possible please maintain physical distancing of at least 2 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

Red Setting for New Zealand’s Hospital Covid Protection.

PCR Testing Required

In the Red setting we require all patients to provide a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to admission.
Should you experience a delay in receiving your PCR test please contact us. This will come into effect 15 December 2021.

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 PCR test 72 hours prior to your admission for care.

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.
  • Restrict your visitors to 1 fully vaccinated person 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.
  • No children under 12 years of age can visit.
  • Visitors over 12 years of age must be vaccinated, able to show proof of vaccination, and always wear a surgical mask within the facility.
  • 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 feeling unwell or if with flu-like symptoms
  • Visitors to please enter through our main hospital reception and scan the QR code before entering our facility.
  • Use the hand sanitisers upon entering and exiting rooms and our hospital.

Have you:  

  • Been in close contact with an international traveller or border or quarantine frontline staff member?
  • Been in close or casual contact with someone who is currently being tested for, or has been tested positive?
  • Waiting on a Covid swab test result for yourself?
  • 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.

In the Red Setting patients can have one visitor for one hour at a time who is 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.
  • No children under 12 years of age can visit.
  • Visitors over 12 years of age must be vaccinated, able to show proof of vaccination, and always wear a surgical mask within the facility.

Orange Setting for New Zealand’s Hospital Covid Protection.

PCR Testing

In the Orange setting we require all unvaccinated patients to provide a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to admission.
Should you experience a delay in receiving your PCR test please contact us. This will come into effect 15 December 2021.

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 PCR test 72 hours prior to your admission for care.

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.
  • Restrict your visitors to 1 fully vaccinated person 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.
  • No children under 12 years of age can visit.
  • Visitors over 12 years of age must be vaccinated, able to show proof of vaccination, and always wear a surgical mask within the facility.
  • 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 feeling unwell or if with flu-like symptoms
  • Visitors to please enter through our main hospital reception and scan the QR code before entering our facility.
  • Use the hand sanitisers upon entering and exiting rooms and our hospital.

Have you:  

  • Been in close contact with an international traveller or border or quarantine frontline staff member?
  • Been in close or casual contact with someone who is currently being tested for, or has been tested positive?
  • Waiting on a Covid swab test result for yourself?
  • 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.

In the Orange Setting patients can have one visitor for one hour at a time who is 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.
  • No children under 12 years of age can visit.
  • Visitors over 12 years of age must be vaccinated, able to show proof of vaccination, and always wear a surgical mask within the facility.

Green Setting for New Zealand’s Hospital Covid Protection.

PCR Testing

In the Green setting we require all unvaccinated patients to provide a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to admission.
Should you experience a delay in receiving your PCR test please contact us. This will come into effect 15 December 2021.

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 PCR test 72 hours prior to your admission for care.

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.
  • Restrict your visitors to 2 fully vaccinated person 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 under the age of 12.
  • Visitors over 12 years of age must be vaccinated, able to show proof of vaccination, and always wear a surgical mask within the facility.
  • 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 feeling unwell or if with flu-like symptoms
  • Visitors to please enter through our main hospital reception and scan the QR code before entering our facility.
  • Use the hand sanitisers upon entering and exiting rooms and our hospital.

Have you:  

  • Been in close or casual contact with someone who is currently being tested for, or has been tested positive?
  • Waiting on a Covid swab test result for yourself?
  • 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.

In the Green Setting patients can have one visitor for one hour at a time who is 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 under the age of 12.
  • Visitors over 12 years of age must be vaccinated, able to show proof of vaccination, and always wear a surgical mask within the facility.