The Auckland District Health Board will only allow patients to visit on a compassionate basis, a nurse’s union has launched legal action challenging its policy around visitors.
Auckland Cove 19 will remain at Alert Level 4. Until 11.59pm next Tuesday, when the cabinet has decided in principle that Tamaki Makurao will then go to Alert Level 3.
From 7 a.m. Tuesday, visits to Auckland Hospital will be limited to sympathy grounds.
The New Zealand Nurses’ Organization then took legal action against the Health Board to tighten its visitor policy to meet with County Manukau and Veteran DHB.
Earlier, Auckland Hospital patients were allowed to nominate two visitors, one of whom could go any day.
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