Waipuna Hospice move to Alert level 2
As you know the country is now in alert level 2. At level 2 Waipuna Hospice will continue with the decision not to accept patients into our inpatient unit until 2nd June so we can continue to channel and focus our resources to the community. We believe this is even more important as we move into Level 2 as patients may have less support available from family members as some will have the opportunity to return to work.
Face to face interactions will increase as guided by MOH (Ministry of Health) advice. If our clinical staff are planning a visit with you after the move to alert level 2 they will be asking questions to clarify your circumstances and whether you have an additional risks with respect to Covid infection. This is to ensure we reduce any risks to our patient’s, their whanau, our staff and the wider community. Please have a look at the Visitor Form we have developed that may help you in recording who you are having contact with, the nurse will discuss this with you when they call.
Waipuna Hospice is well known for providing a holistic, interdisciplinary and compassionate service and we are committed to continuing this within the restrictions of Covid-19. Please don’t hesitate to talk with our team if you have any queries or concerns, if urgent issues arise out of hours we continue to have 24/7 phone support available to you on 07 552 4380.