Small outbreak of COVID-19 on Taranaki Base Hospital Ward

13 May 2022

Taranaki DHB advises there has been a small outbreak of COVID-19 on the rehabilitation ward (Ward 2a) at Taranaki Base Hospital.

All affected patients and their whānau have been notified.

To keep staff and patients safe, the ward will be closed to all visitors on Friday 13 May and over the weekend, until Taranaki DHB can fully understand and assess the situation. This is a standard health and safety response for any outbreak.

All COVID-19 positive patients have been relocated as per our standard operating procedure.

Those needing to visit for compassionate reasons will still be able to do so and this can be organised with the ward manager.

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