Auckland DHB is advising the community to stay warm and take appropriate safety precautions as many residents prepare for a second night of power outages.
Auckland City Hospital, Starship Hospital and Greenlane Clinical Centre have been unaffected by the storm and continue to operate as usual. Plans are in place to manage any increases in demand for hospital services overnight.
One DHB facility, the St Lukes Community Mental Health Centre has been impacted by the power outage. Staff have activated their continuity plan and are working with their clients to ensure continuity of care.
Auckland DHB is working closely with St John and other agencies, and is providing support to residential care providers who have been impacted by the power outage.
Throughout the day, DHB staff have been contacting patients living at home who rely on home oxygen, home dialysis or other critical services, to provide advice and support.
The DHB advises people to follow local Civil Defence advice, check on their neighbours, and be vigilant with food safety.
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