The COVID-19 Protection Framework will end, along with several other COVID-19 public health measures at 11. 59pm on 12 September 2022. The COVID-19 response will remain active and operating in the background, with fewer restrictions on individuals.
The pandemic is not over however the continued decline in case numbers is a welcome relief to us all. At the peak of this Omicron outbreak Middlemore had five wards dedicated exclusively to patients with complications and serious illness due to COVID-19.
In Counties Manukau we are experiencing a welcome decrease in the number of daily COVID-19 cases and the number of people requiring hospital level care.
Clinicians from Counties Manukau Health are working with other specialists throughout the country to ensure all COVID-19 patients get the best possible hospital and community care.
Due to the impacts of the Omicron surge some outpatient appointments may be delayed. You will be offered another appointment as soon as we are able to do so.
Omicron cases are increasing throughout our rohe and our Community Health Service are not immune to its impacts. We are experiencing some staff shortages due team members becoming unwell, being required to self-isolate as a close contact, or having to look after unwell dependents.
In an effort to help relieve pressure on emergency departments across Tāmaki Makaurau, the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC) has launched four Whānau HQ Care Hubs.
Safely isolating at home is what we all need to do when we become unwell with COVID-19 For many fully vaccinated people in our community who get COVID-19, the most that will happen is they will become unwell with cold like symptoms and need to stay home from work…
Omicron is now in the community in various locations across Aotearoa and we expect the number of cases to rapidly increase in the next two to three weeks.