Auckland is at Alert Level 3, which means some changes to our hospitals and clinics. Find out more. As always, we're here if you need us.
After the parent of a baby in NICU tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, we immediately activated our plans to keep babies in our care safe and prevent the spread of the virus within our sites.
We’re providing support to the parent and their family as they manage the stress of the positive test result, as well as the worry around having their newborn baby in intensive care.
We know this is a time of much uncertainty, so we’re providing support to any parents, patients and staff members who need it
Movements in and out of NICU have been restricted, and we’re testing all staff, whānau and babies in the unit as a precaution.
We will manage staffing levels until it is safe for everyone to return to work. Some expectant mothers may be transferred to other maternity units if their baby is likely to need NICU care.
We are working closely with Auckland Regional Public Health Service to contact trace. All of the babies in the unit, and those who have recently been discharged, are being monitored closely as part of their ongoing care and treatment.
Here’s what you need to know:
Visitor restrictions remain in place at all of our facilities, including at Auckland City Hospital, Starship Hospital and Greenlane Clinical Centre.
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