Visiting restrictions lifted under alert level 1
All visiting restrictions have now been lifted across Hutt Valley and Capital Coast DHBs.
We will be winding down screening on entry to the main hospitals on 22 September, so you will still be screened if you visit tomorrow. You may also be screened before entering services within the hospital.
All visitors are strongly encouraged to record their own movements for contact tracing purposes
General Visiting Hours:
|8.00am - 12.30pm|
|(strictly no visits between 12.30pm-2.30pm)|
Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) Visiting Hours:
|2.30pm to 6.30pm|
Despite alert level changes, please be aware that screening will continue to take place in our Emergency Department to protect patients and staff.
Patients may have two visitors over the age of 16 accompany them while in ED. This helps us maintain physical distancing and helps stop the spread of respiratory illnesses.
Visit www.huttmaternity.org.nz for more information on maternity services at Hutt Valley DHB, and your care at COVID-19 Level 1.
All your maternity care will still be provided. However, to protect you, your baby and your whānau, we’ve made some changes to how we work.
Information for pregnant women and mums who are breastfeeding is available on the Ministry of Health website.
Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)
For the wellbeing of all babies, parents and staff there are some restrictions on visiting in Hutt Valley SCBU.
- SCBU visiting hours 2.30pm-6.30pm
- Parents / legal guardians have entry 24 hours a day
- Visitors are limited to two at a time, during visiting. A parent must accompany all visitors.
- No children under 5 years of age (this includes siblings) can visit
We continue to provide abortion services for women in Wellington, Hutt and Kāpiti.
Abortion care is an essential part of health care for women and we will maintain services even where non-urgent or elective services are suspended.
However, to reduce the risk of infection entering the hospital we’re limiting the amount of people coming into the hospital. This means that no support people or children will be allowed to attend your appointment with you.
Read more about accessing abortion services
Working with our disability community
We're working to ensure that information about COVID-19 is accessible and ensuring we respond to our community needs as we tackle COVID-19.
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.
In severe cases, it can cause pneumonia and severe infection of the lungs.
Going to your GP if you think you may have COVID-19
- If you need to see a Doctor or other medical professional you MUST phone first.
- Most consultations will happen over the phone (or by video call) to stop any risk of the disease spreading by person to person contact.
- If a face to face meeting is required, your doctor or other medical professional will organise this with you.
- If you cannot get through and are severely unwell, for example having trouble breathing, call 111 for an ambulance.
When should I seek medical advice?
If you are concerned about symptoms you are experiencing, please contact the dedicated COVID-19 Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or your doctor.
More information about accessing healthcare can be found on www.covid19.govt.nz
Parking and transport
Normal charges will now apply for parking.
Help us unite against COVID-19
There are lots of things that you can do to keep yourself and those around you well.
Look after yourself
If you or someone you know needs wellbeing support or advice, call or text 1737 to speak with a trained counsellor. This confidential service is free of charge and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There’s also useful information on the government’s website COVID19.govt.nz
Be kind and stay connected
This is a stressful time for many. Remember to be kind. Check in on the elderly or vulnerable by phone or video call. Connect them with specialist help (health or welfare for example) if it is needed. Make a difference by dropping off supplies to those who are home sick and ‘virtually’ check in with whānau, friends and neighbours.
Protect yourself and others
- Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds). Then dry.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs. Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
- Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
For information about the national response to COVID-19 and support from across government go to www.covid19.govt.nz