COVID-19 – VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

Level 2 (Nga Hau Mangere)

COVID-19 VISITOR RESTRICTIONS from midday, Monday 21 September

These are difficult times for all. To keep our mothers, pēpe and staff safe so we may continue our service, we have felt it necessary to put stringent policies in place during a return to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 in Auckland.

2 people may accompany a woman for antenatal clinics.  We require women and support people to remain in their car until their LMC texts them advising them to enter, and meets them at the door.

Three support people may be present at a birth (not including your midwife).

A maximum of 4 visitors assigned by the mother will be permitted for the duration of a mother’s stay. Any person who is in self-isolation or is unwell must not come to the centre.

Visitors must sign in and adhere to strict levels of hygiene, including hand washing and using hand sanitiser, which is provided at the entrance to each room. All visitors will have their temperature taken upon arrival and be required to wear a mask.

We apologise for having to put these measures in place but the health of the nation is paramount. These are difficult times and we are all experiencing higher stress levels. To return to our normal practices, hard decisions must be enacted now.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in helping our mothers, pēpe, and staff to stay safe and well.

 

Level 1 (Tauranga and Lower Hutt)

COVID-19 VISITOR RESTRICTIONS from midday, Monday 21 September

With the downgrading of COVID-19 alert levels we are now able to return to 'business as usual'.

As from today partners and whānau are welcome to be present to support Mum during labour and birth, and partners are welcome to stay with mum for her postnatal care.

Visiting hours will be from 2pm-8pm each day. Please check with Mum first that she would like to receive visitors and if she is sleeping you may need to return at another time.

Tours of the centre will also resume. Check our location page on the website for tour times. No booking required. We look forward to showing you around!

Our breastfeeding support group, Milk Cafe continues. No booking required. This relaxed group session is for ALL breastfeeding mums, providing an opportunity to meet other mums, build friendships, and receive support from a Midwife training to become a lactation consultant.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in helping our mothers, pēpe, and staff to stay safe and well.