Now we are at alert level one visiting at Gisborne Hospital is back to normal.
Visiting hours are between 2pm and 8pm daily on most wards. Ward doors are locked outside of these hours.
More than one person can visit at a time, and supervised children are welcome.
There may be restrictions visiting our critical care areas such as Intensive care and the Neonatal Unit due to capacity.
We are asking visitors and people attending outpatient appointments to wear a face covering. If they don't have one, they can ask a staff member for a mask.
Entrances to the hospital have been opened up. People will not be screened by staff upon entry. However, all people coming to the Emergency Department or a health services appointment will be asked if they have any cough or flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has had recent exposure to COVID-19.
Please scan the QR codes in every hospital department you visit with the COVID Tracker App. If we suddenly had COVID in our community, this helps us follow up any contacts.
Remember it is not Alert level one. People in hospital are vulnerable, so visitors need to take care.
If you are feeling unwell or have a runny nose or cough, please don't visit anyone in the hospital.
It's still important that everyone keeps up hygiene measures, including washing hands and coughing or sneezing into your elbow."
We know that for people with loved ones in hospital the last few month's restrictions have been frustrating. We thank you all for your cooperation and helping to keep our patients and staff safe.