COVID-19 Requirements

Your Health, Our Priority

We are delighted to be operating as usual under COVID Alert Level Two.

We are following extra safety and security measures, however we are very well prepared for this. If you are coming to Forté Health, please read on for full details.

Surgeries will only be performed to patients who are confirmed to be COVID-19 free.

Under the strengthened Level Two requirements the biggest change for all visitors and patients to Forté Health is that they will need to wear a mask when they enter and move around the hospital.

Other additional requirements include:

  • Pre-screening for everyone entering the hospital, including staff, patients, visitors, support persons, contractors and suppliers.
  • All patients, visitors and staff will sign in or scan the COVID QR code using the NZ COVID Tracer app.   
  • Maintaining physical distancing for patients in the hospital.
  • Only one nominated support person will be permitted during visiting hours for inpatients. This support person will be the only visitor allowed for the duration of the patient’s stay and will need to sign in and be registered at reception.
  • Paediatric day surgery patients can have one adult support person only.
  • No visitors for adults having day surgery and no siblings or other children can enter the hospital.  
  • All patients and visitors must follow PPE safety protocols, as requested by Forté staff. We have increased personal protective equipment for our staff, when required.

What does this mean for patients coming to Forté Hospital?

You will be telephoned and screened by the pre-admission nurse up to a week before admission and/or by reception the day before your admission.

We ask that you read and understand the above requirements and that any visitors coming to Forté Health to do the same. Please remember, you also need to wear a mask when entering Forté Hospital.

We thank you for your understanding in this trying time, and we promise that our expert team will do their very best to look after you.

If you have any questions please discuss this directly with your medical specialist or phone the Forté Hospital team on 03 365 8333 (during business hours) or email eception@Forté

We appreciate your support and cooperation to keep our community COVID-free.