All Kenepuru patients who tested positive in the past
week are in a stable condition at Kenepuru, and are being managed appropriately
at Kenepuru Community Hospital under our stringent infection prevention and
control protocols. Should more complex care be required, they will be
transferred to Wellington Regional Hospital.
This closure will be reassessed early next week however,
in the meantime, no general inpatient visitors will be permitted. If you have a
family member or loved one in Kenepuru Community Hospital, you will need to
contact them by phone during this time.
An exception may be made on compassionate grounds for
patients undergoing palliative end of life care, however this would be
considered on a case-by-case basis and only permitted with prior arrangement
with ward staff.
The Kenepuru Accident & Medical Clinic remains open,
as does the Kenepuru maternity service – with people birthing at Kenepuru still
able to have a birthing partner to support them. Translators and interpreters
are not viewed as visitors, and are still able to visit the hospital to assist
patients with communication.
We apologise for this inconvenience and are doing
everything we can to reopen to visitors. Thank you for your patience.Further information about visiting our campuses is available here.