SPECIFIED VISITING HOURS
Monday to Saturday
10am – 11:30am
2:30pm – 4pm
Sunday by agreement only
- Family only
- Two designated visitors
- Guidance to limit your visits to half an hour
- No coats or personal belongings to be brought into Switzer
- Children under 12 years only with prior approval
Goods brought into the facility must be wiped down at reception or leave at reception so infection prevention and control guidelines can be meet. Ensure the items are named.
Visitor guidance at COVID-19 Level 2
The following recommendations are to manage visiting to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission to our elders and staff.
ABOUT OUR SERVICES
Our staff will stay wide from visitors, please do not be offended. We are trained in infection control, this means vigilant cleaning may happen around you and every afternoon we will have an extra household cleaning shift on to ensure hallways and doors continue to stay as clean as possible.
Our staff will use the Health and safety procedure of “I saw I did” for reporting any visitor concerns for COVID-19 prevention and analysis.
INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (IPC)
Families need to manage their family for the best outcome for their elder, and
we will guide and support.
Tina Mills – General Manager
Joanne Philip – Nurse Manager
Doug Klever – Facilities Manager
Jacqueline Trinder Da Costa – HR Manager
What are we doing to curb the spread of COVID-19?
We are following all Ministry of Health guidelines, which you can find online. These are the aged care guidelines which all providers should be adhering to. Additionally, our staff have been thoroughly briefed in the procedures to protect elders and themselves. They are continually training to battle the coronavirus epidemic. Our staff are doing the very best they can.
When will the protocol be lifted?
Unfortunately, we just do not know. We are monitoring national and global recommendations and take the appropriate action, as advised from our New Zealand Aged Care Association.
Why can’t I take my elder out for a day trip?
Above all else, we have a duty of care to every person in our facility. Everyone’s wellbeing is at the heart of this decision.
If an elder were to leave the facility, they could be exposed to the Covid-19 virus either through contact with infected people or contact with an infected surface. If they were to contract Covid-19 and return to the facility, this will put all other elders and staff at risk.