Looking after the people in our care

Restrictions are in place to look after the people in our care. Our robust health and safety measures ensures we continue to perform safely while providing optimal care to all our patients.

The safety and wellbeing of our patients, visitors, staff, medical specialists, and contractors is always our utmost priority.  We have always had very thorough cleaning, hygiene and health and safety processes in our hospital. We have dedicated infection prevention and health and safety experts advising and monitoring our practices. We’ve also put in place even more cleaning and sanitising, focusing on high touch surfaces, and we have hand sanitisers installed throughout the hospital for our staff, patients, and visitors.

We’re following the Ministry of Health’s guidelines around handwashing, cough etiquette, social distancing, and hygiene practices, and have reinforced this with all our teams. If you are unwell, please do not enter the hospital. Contact your GP.

Policies that keep us safe

We want to assure all people in our care that we have extensive policies, procedures, and measures in place to keep us all safe whilst reducing the likelihood of Covid transmission within our facilities.

Health screening is conducted by our staff prior to your admission. Should a rapid antigen test be required our staff will undertake this at our facility prior to your admission into our facility.

Should a patient in our care become symptomatic, or test positive for Covid, we have procedures in place to support and isolate that patient.

To reduce the risk of Covid-19 we ask all people to follow the rules below:

When entering our facility please

  • Always wear a surgical mask
  • Where possible please maintain physical distancing of at least 1 metre
  • Maintain vigilant hand washing and hygiene practices
  • If you’re unwell do not enter our facilities. Contact your GP.

Thank you for helping us to keep our staff, patients, and the people you love safe.

More information:
Ministry of Health NZ
Regional Public Health
Safe Travel (travel advice)
Healthline: Dedicated number for health-related calls about Coronavirus 0800 358 5453

Orange Setting for New Zealand’s Hospital Covid Protection.

Pre-admission Covid Screening

We welcome all our patients who require their care in all our facilities. Before entering our facility, all patients will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms.

Have you:  

  • A current household member has tested positive for Covid, and you are isolating per Ministry of Health guidelines?
  • Have recently had Covid and still symptomatic?
  • Been feeling unwell? (Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath).

If you answered YES, please:

  • Stay home – please don’t enter our hospital.
  • Contact us
  • Contact Healthline for advice: COVID-19 hotline: 0800 358 5453
  • General Healthline hotline: 0800 611 116
  • Contact your Healthcare Provider.

Red Setting for New Zealand’s Hospital Covid Protection.

Rapid Antigen Testing

In the Red setting we require all patients to complete a rapid antigen test on admission.
Our staff will provide you with the rapid antigen test.

Receiving care in an Evolution facility outside of your region?
We welcome all our patients who require their care in all our facilities. If you’re traveling outside of one region to receive your treatment you must provide a negative test 48 hours prior to your admission for care.

More information: