Information for visitors

Visitors policy during Alert Level 2 

Last updated on 8 September 2021

The following rules apply to visitors to MidCentral DHB facilities, including Palmerston North Hospital and Horowhenua Health Centre:

  • Patients can have a support person from the same bubble with them at all times under the Mahi Tahi programme (external website) .
  • Patients may have two visitors between the hours of 10am and 8pm. If visitors are from the same bubble they can visit together otherwise only one visitor at a time is permitted. 
  • No visitors under the age of 16 are permitted.
  • A birthing mother is allowed one support person during labour and her postnatal stay.
  • Outpatients can have one support person accompany them to their clinic appointment, if required. Ideally, visitors and support people should be from the patient’s bubble.

Visitors are asked to:

  • Sign in using the tracer app or log books at ward and clinic entrances.
  • Wear a mask
  • Sanitise their hands
  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres