Each person admitted to the inpatient unit has a primary nurse and associate nurse assigned to them; they are usually also assessed by the medical staff on the day of admission, and later during the admission, as the need is identified, by other members of the multidisciplinary team.
The staff wear identification badges and you can ask them about their role. The multidisciplinary team works closely with whānau, informal support systems and other providers of health care services who will be actively involved in discharge planning alongside the person or tāngata whaiora.
Visiting hours are 10am to 8pm every day or by arrangement if needed and this can be discussed with the nurse in charge.
Visits by family or friends are encouraged as maintaining social contacts plays a positive role in a person’s recovery. Certain areas of the ward may have greater restrictions than others; if necessary please discuss this with the nurse.
Capital & Coast DHB has a non-smoking policy anywhere on its grounds including the inpatient ward and visitors are asked to refrain from smoking while on the premises.