To protect you and our women from Covid-19, it is important that you are familiar with PPE and current regulations in National Women's. See the video below for instructions on PPE use.
Women will be contacted about their appointment, and staff will be doing consultations via phone or Zoom whenever this is appropriate.
Women are being advised not to come to the Walk in Centre without an appointment.
If women are contacted and asked to come in for an appointment, they are being asked to wait in their car and the midwife/obstetrician will call them on their mobile phone when it is time to come in. The doors to the Walk in Centre are locked, so women will need to knock, or call the receptionist (the number is on the door) and they will let them in.
Patients coming to an Auckland DHB facility for an outpatient appointment are able to bring a support person with them, if required.
13th May 2020
Our nursing team are in the process of contacting patients who had treatment planned for May and June. Most cycles prebooked for April will be May and most cycles prebooked for May will be June.
At Level 2 we will be working at a normal capacity and offering all treatments and diagnostic tests. We are able to offer face to face consultations but also can provide phone/video consultations if preferred.
At Level 2 we are maintaining strict procedures to ensure physical distancing, contact tracing and infection prevention measures. This includes only coming to Fertility Plus for pre-arranged appointments and minimising visits to our clinic and Labtests.
We continue to ask COVID-19 screening questions the day before and the day of each of your appointments. It is essential that if visitors have any symptoms of a viral infection they do not attend Fertility Plus until they have had a COVID-19 test and are negative. We are spacing out appointment times to minimise exposure to other patients and the waiting areas have been rearranged.
Abortion remains an essential healthcare service during COVID-19.
Access to second trimester surgical abortion care 13-18 weeks is provided at ADHB by independent contractors.
Referrals should be made to Epsom Day Unit from the domiciliary DHB social work service.
Women must be screened for C19 symptoms prior to referral.
Direct dial phone number: 09 631 0740
As more laboratories open up, and the current risk of COVID-19 appears to be low, many women will feel more confident to go to the laboratory. We attach our usual screening guidelines that you can implement again now that we are in Level 2. Please continue to avoid unnecessary visits to the laboratory.
Some women will remain anxious and decline laboratory screening. In this situation, especially in women with risk factors, or if you have significant clinical concern a woman has GDM despite an earlier non-diagnostic test, you may choose to start capillary glucose monitoring. We have attached useful information you can give to women if you do start them testing.
Please note: if you have not performed a diagnostic laboratory test, only refer women to our maternity diabetes service if the monitoring, over several days or a week, shows glucose elevations.
Please call Dr Janet Rowan for advice if you have queries (0211662988)
If you haven’t already collected a PPE pack, there is one available for each LMC in the CNM office on LBS. We have equipment for further packs on order (as well as disinfectant wipes) and as soon as this arrives packs will be made up and you will be notified by email when they are ready for collection.
It is a difficult time for everyone and important that we all support each other in the best way that we can as one team.