COVID-19 – VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

Level 3 - Nga Hau Mangere Birthing Centre 

COVID-19 VISITOR RESTRICTIONS 

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 3.

  • All admissions are to scan the QR code or sign in the register
  • All visitors will have their temperature taken
  • No one experiencing cold/flu symptoms or feeling unwell will be permitted in the centre
  • Labouring women can have a maximum of 1 support person (excluding their midwife) for labour & birth
  • No visitors will be allowed during level 3 except in exceptional circumstances and only with the express permission of the Clinical Midwife Manager
  • All postnatal women can allocate one support person to stay with them for their postnatal stay.
  • The support person staying over night can leave to get food.
  • Full PPE gear for labour & birth
  • Hand hygiene and optional mask for postnatal care with no contact with bodily fluids

Antenatal Clinics/Assessments

  • Women attending clinics are to remain in their car until the LMC texts for them to enter & greets them at the door
  • If possible, urine testing to be done at home

Vigorous handwashing; vigilant cleaning of surfaces and equipment; social distancing and masks to be worn in close contact.

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

 

Level 2 Bethlehem & Te Awakairangi Birthing Centres

COVID-19 VISITOR RESTRICTIONS 

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.

  • Labouring women can have 2 support people for labour & birth 
  • Visiting is restricted to 2 people at a time, max of 4/day
  • All postnatal women can allocate one support person to stay with them for their postnatal stay
  • Everyone including LMCs will be screened for symptoms of COVID and temperature checked
  • Any person with a temp greater than 37.6 will be asked to leave
  • All support services will proceed as usual
  • Antenatal classes will be reduced in size to enable social distancing and offered via zoom
  • Education days will proceed as planned
  • Postnatal transfers of screened women will take place if bed state allows
  • A mask is recommended for contact closer than 1 metre
  • Frequent and meticulous hand hygiene and cleaning of equipment is essential as well as social distancing

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