COVID-19 Response| Novel Coronavirus

If you are coming into Ormiston Hospital as a patient, we want you to know that we remain aware of the continued risk regarding COVID-19 and we are constantly reviewing our situation.

For further information on our visiting policy during Covid-19, please call 0800 467 647.

As New Zealand moves into the new traffic light system, Ormiston Hospital has responded accordingly and adjusted our visitor and patient policies to reflect the new changes. We have laid out our rules for each light colour on this page, the measures in place are designed to protect our people – staff and patients alike. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

We continue to require that all patients expecting to come into Ormiston Hospital present a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours before admission and to self-isolate after having test. Patients may also wish to share with us their vaccination status at their discretion.

At all levels, it is expected that anyone entering our hospital uses the QR codes to record all visits on the COVID tracker app – or please ask for our sign in sheet at reception. We also ask that you please wear a mask and social distance where possible.  Please read on for our visitor policy at each level:


Strictly no visitors allowed at this time.

One designated visitor is allowed access to visit you at a scheduled Ward time. We recommend this person is the same as your support person. They will also need proof of vaccination prior to the admission.

We will lift restrictions to visitors and care givers who can provide a vaccination certificate prior to the admission.




Like always, please do not enter our hospital if you are feeling unwell, or if you have been to a place of interest. We will call you before your admission to discuss these requirements with you.

Monitoring your symptoms 

It is important to continue to monitor your symptoms and to please advise us if you are feeling unwell for any reason. Symptoms to look out for and alert us before coming into our hospital include:

  • A new or worsening cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose or sneezing
  • Muscle Aches
  • Temporary loss of smell

Please also note diarrhoea, headache, nausea/vomiting/ or confusion and irritability as well as abdominal pain – any of these symptoms would require you to delay your visit to us. If you are symptomatic please get a COVID test and isolate as soon as possible.

We understand that our people, our patients and the wider public will still have concerns. Please be assured that Ormiston Hospital has remained vigilant since the beginning the pandemic to ensure our staff and patients are kept safe, we have comprehensive patient screening implemented and are requiring COVID-19 testing from both staff and patients.

A reminder, please only enter Ormiston Hospital if:

  • You are well upon entering the hospital and you do not have any respiratory infection symptoms which include any of the following: cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, head-cold symptoms (runny nose, sneezing), loss of sense of smell or a fever or are awaiting a respiratory virus test
  • You have not returned from any overseas country within past 14 days or work in quarantine or are self-isolating
  • You have not had close contact with someone who has the above travel or work history within past 14 days
  • You have not had close contact with someone with current confirmed or probable COVID-19 or other respiratory infection in the last 14 days
  • The above applies to the person picking you up and dropping you off at Ormiston Hospital.
  • You have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours and have isolated since getting the test
  • You tracking your movements and have not been to a location of interest as listed online

If you are a patient for the safety of yourself and others, your planned surgery may be deferred. For all other essential visitors you will be declined entry if there are any concerns that you do not meet the screening criteria.

For additional support and advice call Healthline: 0800 358 5453


Keep track of the places you visit

We would encourage you to record your visit to Ormiston Hospital using the Government Tracer App, the QR code is prominently displayed in our hospital. You can find out more or download the App here.


The Government’s official COVID-19 advisory website offers a comprehensive and reliable information resource at

For more detailed information about the virus and how you can protect yourself, you can refer to Ministry of Health resources available at: Q&As or the Ministry of Health Facebook page at:…

If you are coming into Ormiston Hospital and have concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call us on: 0800 467 647.

Thank you in anticipation of your help. To access information in other languages please see here:


Ko ētahi o ngā tohumate o te KOWHEORI-19, ko te:

  • maremare e hou ana, e kino kē ake ana rānei
  • kirikā kāore e iti iho ana i te tohurau e 38 (38°C)
  • huatare o te manawa
  • mātihetihe me te ihu hūpē
  • korenga o te ihu e rongo ana i te kakara.

Ina pāngia koe e ēnei tohumate, ehara pea i te mea kua āta pāngia koe e te KOWHEORI-19. Tērā pea kua pāngia kētia koe e tētahi mate e hōrapa ake ana, pēnei i te maremare, i te rewharewha rānei.

Ko te huatare o te manawa tētahi tohu pea o te pūkahu kakā, ā, me mātua tirotiro e te tākuta.

Mehemea kua pāngia koe e ngā tohumate o te maremare, o te rewharewha, o te KOWHEORI-19 rānei me waea atu ki tō tākuta, ki Healthline rānei i 0800 611 116 ki te whiwhi tohutohu kia whakamātauria ai koe.