Waipuna Hospice moves to Alert Level Two
Waipuna Hospice family support services will continue to operate in Alert Level Two, including face to face and onsite support activities such as counselling, however, bereavement support groups will be postponed. You will be contacted by our staff before any on-site visit and asked a series of pre-screening questions. Masks will also be mandatory whilst visiting Waipuna Hospice. As per government advice, please continue to contact trace. Our Covid-19 Tracing App QR codes will remain displayed and we encourage you to either use those, or sign in using the paper forms.
If a member of our Family Support Team is planning to visit you during Alert Level Two they will check in with you before a visit to clarify your circumstances, as well as identify if you have been exposed to anyone known to have Covid-19 or are experiencing symptoms. This is to ensure we reduce any risks to our patient’s, their whānau, our staff, and the wider community. Our staff will be wearing a mask for your protection.
We have also developed a Visitor Tracing and Contact Details Form. This form will help you record those people you have contacted with, so contact tracing can be initiated immediately by the Ministry of Health if a risk is identified. A member of our Family Support team will discuss this with you when they call.