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As of Friday 24 December 2021, the current Visitor Policy for Taranaki Base and Hāwera hospital is one named nominated support person for each patient but additional visitors are allowed on agreement between the patient, nominated support person and ward manager.

Security Guards will continue to meet and greet patients and visitors and carry out a COVID-19 screening. Please help keep everyone safe by, scanning the QR codes at the entrances or signing in with the guard, hand sanitising and wearing a face covering if you're coming into our hospitals.

If you’re feeling unwell please stay at home and connect with your loved ones in hospital via technology if you can. Our hospital patients have access to free Wi-Fi thanks to PRIMO, so get on the phone or send them a message instead – help keep our hospitals free of any extra illness.

What you need to know:

  • Please visit during normal hours (2pm-8pm for wards, for a full listclick here)
  • Record your visit, scan QR codes throughout the hospital if moving around
  • Wear a face covering at all times
  • Keep 2 metre distancing
  • Do not visit or attend appointments if you’re unwell, reschedule for when you’re feeling better
  • COVID-19 screening will take place at hospital entrances by our security staff
  • Find out where COVID-19 testing centers are here
  • Taranaki Base Hospital main building entrances: To access the main building at Taranaki Base Hospital please use one of the following entrances - main entrance, red path entrance, Tukapa Street entrance or the main maternity entrance. Other entrances are currently closed for public access. See our Base Hospital map to locate these entrances.

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