As we face COVID-19 together, the health safety and wellbeing of our people remains our top priority. At Lake Taupō Hospice we are endeavouring to ensure that continued quality palliative care services to our community.
Hospice services remain in place and are recognised as a designated essential service. Our nurses are changing the way the work to ensure adherence to minimising the spread of Covid19 with keeping contact to a minimum. These are temporary measures and we are currently working through the most appropriate and safest way to work under the government alert levels.
We are fortunate to have some of the best minds in Infection Prevention and Control, Infectious Diseases and Occupational Health here in New Zealand. We are working urgently with them, and as part of a national effort, to agree an approach for understanding the risks of COVID-19 for our staff, volunteers, patients and whānau/family and how best to keep people supported and safe.
Lake Taupō Hospice is strictly following all ministry of Health guidance on infection, control and hygiene. It is very important to us that we protect the wellbeing of Hospice Waikato’s patients and their family members, as well as our staff and volunteers. Because of the current risks related to the Covid-19 virus, we have made some changes to the provision of our services to adhere to level 2 in accordance to al Ministry of Health guidance on infection control and hygiene.
For information for Health Professionals on Covid-19 go to https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-resources-health-professionals
For all COVID-19 updates and social distancing advice please go to https://covid19.govt.nz/
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