COVID-19 updates with Hospice Taranaki

Updated Tuesday 22nd September 2020 - COVID-19 Level one

Hospice Taranaki palliative care services have now resumed normality from this morning. Te Rangimarie no longer has restrictions. However if you are feeling unwell please do not enter any of our premises.

QR posters are located at the entranceways of; all HospiceShops, Warehouse and Te Rangimarie for everyone to use.

Day Programme will resume from Wednesday 23rd September  - for the rest of the year we will only host Day Programme on Wednesdays.

For more COVID-19 information the Ministry of Health website contains up to date information and advice - https:/www.health.govt.nz/news-media/media-releases

Or

Contact the Healthline team (for free) - 0800 611 116

updated Wednesday 12th August 2020 - Covid - 19 Level two

We have QR posters located at the entrance way to Te Rangimarie and all HospiceShops and our Warehouse for everyone to use.

Te Rangimarie Hospice / In Patient Unit

  • Te Rangimarie Hospice / In Patient Unit main entrance will be secured and only approved persons admitted.
  • Visitors to patients, maximum two at once, will be admitted after they have been temperature checked and completed our questionnaire around wellness.
  • Other visitors will be temperature checked and asked questions around wellness.
  • Outpatient visits will be controlled.
  • General patient visiting Saturday and Sunday is between 1pm – 5pm.
  • Case by case calls will be made for visitors to patients receiving end of life cares.
  • All staff working on this site are encouraged to be using accepted hygiene procedures, at least one metre distancing and are recommended to wear masks.  
  • The Family/Whanau Stay unit is closed.

Community care to patients

  • Community care teams will provide home visits. Phone discussions prior.
  • Aged Care facilities in our region have advised they are not accepting admissions at this time. We will manage contact through telephone support and advice.
  • Our hospital care based team will determine when face to face visits are necessary and support this work via telephone or screen consultations.  

Support programmes and other activities

  • Our day programmes, bereavement support programmes, wellness programmes and training on site for non-hospice staff will not be operating during this time.

Volunteers

  • Te Rangimarie Hospice volunteers will be on site if they wish.

HospiceShops

  • All HospiceShops display signage related to entry including social distancing and hand sanitiser. Volunteers and staff are supplied with facemasks and hand sanitiser.
  • No change to the current hours (to see these details please click here)

HospiceShop Warehouse

  • Please stay in your car and follow staff instructions. You will need to unload your donations to a specific 'drop off' place.
  • No change to the current hours (to see these details click here)

At this time these restrictions are active until mid-night Friday 14th August, but may continue longer or at a different level in the near future. 

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updated Tuesday 9th June 2020 - Covid -19 Level one

Hospice Taranaki palliative care services have now resumed normal procedures. Te Rangimarie no longer has restrictions.

For more COVID-19 information the Ministry of Health website contains up to date information and advice - https:/www.health.govt.nz/news-media/media-releases

Or

Contact the Healthline team (for free) - 0800 611 116

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Further changes related to the HospiceShops are pending - 9/6/2020

All HospiceShops are open - with slightly altered trading hours ...

Waitara from Tuesday 26 May (donations are not accepted at this HospiceShop)

Waiwhakaiho from Monday 18 May

Westown from Tuesday 19 May (no donations are accepted at this HospiceShop)

Stratford from Tuesday 19 May (not open on Monday's)

Hawera from Monday 18 May

Warehouse from Monday 18 May

Our Borrell Ave Warehouse is open 7 days, 19 Borrell Ave, Westown, New Plymouth.

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Hospice Taranaki

Call us 24/7 at 06 753 7830