Middlemore remains busy as the number of COVID-19 community cases starts to plateau, the number of COVID-19 hospital admissions remains relatively stable with 30 cases in Middlemore and a total of 83 COVID-19 hospital admissions across the Auckland region today at mid-afternoon.
From Friday, 3 December New Zealand moves into the new COVID-19 Protection Framework, commonly known as the ‘traffic light’ system. Auckland will start in the ‘red’ setting and as we move through the traffic lights our visitor policy will change to reflect this.
After a long lockdown in Auckland, and a busy period as the spread of COVID-19 in the community adds pressure to our system, we are looking forward to the new protection framework coming into effect.
Since 2019 Middlemore Hospital has provided Hospital in the Home patient care, enabling some patients who are medically safe to leave hospital and complete their treatment in the comfort of their own home.
In metro Auckland today, the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC) is coordinating the support of 1,441 COVID-19 positive cases to safely isolate at home.
Today is day 93 of Auckland’s lockdown, and while public health restrictions have changed and children are returning to school, we urge the community to remain vigilant, continue to follow the rules, and get fully vaccinated.
Counties Manukau Health is relieved to see vaccination rates continue to rise and as the Government signals an easing of public health restriction settings, we urge the community to remain vigilant, continue to follow the rules, and get fully vaccinated.
You’ve seen the news. You’ve heard the call out for New Zealanders to get vaccinated. The message from Middlemores clinical team is clear - please get vaccinated to avoid hospital admission and help prevent life threatening complications from COVID-19 related illnesses.
Aucklanders are grateful for the easing of COVID-19 restrictions after three long months of lockdown. The Government is signally an end to lockdowns and the response to the vaccination call-out is a major contributor as we inch closer to an end to Auckland’s lockdown.
COVID-19 cases throughout Auckland continue to increase, and we are often asked about the care Middlemore Hospital provides COVID-19 patients. So, some of our clinical leaders have stepped forward to provide insights into what goes on behind the scenes.