Updated 26th March 2020
Due to spread of the Covid-19 virus, major disruption to health, social, economic and community systems is escalating. New Zealand has now moved to Alert Level 4. The wellbeing, health and safety of all Nelson Tasman Hospice’s patients, their families/whānau, our staff, visitors and community remain of paramount importance to us.
Nelson Tasman Hospice must now take our own unprecedented actions to maintain the safety of our people and environment. As such in meeting our obligations to help contain COVID-19 amongst our communities and under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, we have enacted restrictions effective immediately as of the 26th of March 2020 – Please note that this guidance is subject to change and will be regularly reviewed.
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Please be assured, our services are still available. We are just a phone call away for our patients, whanau and the wider community. We are just delivering our services in a different way than we usually do.
Key steps for you to be aware of for Alert Level 4:
• We are an essential service and will continue to support our community.
• We have a revised health screening and visitation process in place to ensure patients and staff are kept safe while we continue to provide care.
• Our clinical leaders have introduced a range of clinically led procedures as we still care for our Inpatient Unit and Community patients and their families.
• The Hospice Retail Shops are closed from the 25th March for the mandatory 4 week Alert 4 period.
• All staff who can are working from home.
• All scheduled fundraising, education and community events are postponed.
• We have suspended all non-critical patient services including the Palliative Medicine Outpatient Clinic.
Nelson Tasman Hospice current closures include:
- Nelson Tasman Hospice general reception
- All Hospice Shops: Nelson, Richmond, Motueka, Takaka
- Palliative Medicine Outpatient Clinic
- New Zealand King Salmon Hospice Café