What you need to know if you’re planning to go to Warkworth birthing unit postnatally:
August 12th 2020 - Level 3 restrictions
** We are open for Birthing and Postnatal Stays **
Birthing women may have 2 support people with her during the labour and birth. Everyone will be screened for symptoms of Covid-19.
Postnatal stays - partners are welcome to stay with you for the duration of your stay. They may not come and go from the centre. We will allow them to leave to get food supplies, however no returning to home or work. Both women and partners will be screened for symptoms of Covid-19.
Visiting - unfortunately we need to go back to a strict no visiting policy. This makes us as sad as you, but we need to keep our staff, patients and babies safe. ...
Kia ora whānau,
To ensure that we can continue to deliver the best health services at our hospitals and in the community, we need your help and support.
The Auckland region has now moved to Alert Level 3 so a new temporary visitor policy has come into effect.
To keep patients, whānau and staff safe, members of the public are unable to visit patients in our hospitals, clinics, or other community facilities.
We know how important the support of whānau and friends is to our patients, so this was a very difficult decision to make.
In some cases, exceptions to this policy will be made on essential and compassionate grounds – for example, a parent or guardian who is supporting a child. The decision will be made by a lead clinician and the visitor will undergo screening before they enter to ensure they are well, have clean hands, and are using appropriate personal protective equipment.
During Alert Level 3 pregnant women can have one partner or support person with them during labour and delivery.
Please attend your scheduled appointments as usual. One of our team will contact you directly if your appointment time needs to change. If you or anyone in your household feels unwell, please stay home and contact us to reschedule.
Thank you for your support as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help save lives. ...
Midwife Violet Clapham shares a message with pregnant women. Please share with your women.
Please take the time to read this. We are providing a streamlined service currently. Also remember that changes are for the continued good health of you, your families and your midwife and their families tooHaving a baby is life-changing and it's natural to have some doubts about what this means for you at this time. If you or someone you love is expecting, we have some information.
Being pregnant doesn't appear to put you at greater risk from COVID-19, but you should still be careful, especially if you have a pre-existing condition.
If you have other children, you'll need to organise care for them while you give birth. That person doesn't have to live with you, but they should be in your bubble, trusted, and not at greater risk from COVID-19. You can find more information on travel restrictions at covid19.govt.nz
We've received a lot of questions about your support person during labour. Different facilities will have their own rules about visitors, so you should reach out to them individually. Keep in mind the situation changes constantly, and they're doing their best to keep you and your community safe. ...