COVID-19 | Novel Coronavirus

Updated: 26 June 2020

Although New Zealand is in alert level 1 Ormiston Hospital is still monitoring the situation and taking vital precautions before anyone enters our hospital. This means we are closely tracking all active cases and government advice in order to maintain our COVID-19 free status.

If you are coming into Ormiston Hospital as a patient, we want you to know that we are doing everything we can to keep you as safe as possible. We are back to our normal visitor policy which includes:

  • Two visitors per patient between the hours of 8 am – 8 pm
  • Visitors who have any cold or flu like symptoms should avoid visiting
  • Patients may have one support person during pre-op processing

We still ask that all patients let us know if they are unwell before coming to Ormiston Hospital, or if you are at risk based on travel or contact history. If you have been asked to ‘self isolate’ at home please let us know so we can defer your procedure.

A focus on your safety

We want to reassure everyone visiting Ormiston Hospital that we have robust systems and planned processes in place to protect everyone and have restrictions in place.

We continue to prioritise the health and safety of our patients and families, employees, medical specialists and suppliers and monitor the situation locally and globally.

Screening processes

We have thorough screening processes in place, patients are screened five times before they enter our hospital – all patients must continue to inform us before admission if they have any of the below symptoms:

  • High fever
  • Raised temperature
  • Feeling feverish
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Chest discomfort
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Or muscle aches and pains (regardless of travel history)

If you have any of the above, please call our hospital and seek advice BEFORE coming in.


Please contact us to reschedule your procedure if you have been advised to stay in self-isolation, have had close contact with a known case, or are awaiting results or advice from government contact tracing. 

Also, please let us know if you have any of the following travel/contact history:

  • Any overseas travel in the past 30 days
  • Close contact with someone who has recently returned from overseas travel
  • Close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19

Please call us to advise of your travel history and/or symptoms as your procedure may be deferred

If you are concerned about symptoms, call COVID 19 Healthline (on 0800 358 5453) you can also refer to the Ministry of Health website. You will also find information on the World Health Organisation website.

Please refer to the Government’s official COVID-19 advisory website offers a comprehensive and reliable information resource at

Q&As or the Ministry of Health Facebook page at:…

Thank you in anticipation of your help.