COVID-19 Information for Patients


The safety, health and wellbeing of our patients, staff and medical specialists are of utmost importance to us. Please refer below for the latest guidance on our management of Covid-19 and what this means for your surgery.

Everyone coming to Mercy Hospital is required to;

  • wear a mask or provide evidence of a mask exemption; and
  • practice good hand hygiene

We request that children over 8 years of age wear a mask.

Surgery post Covid-19 Infection:

If you have had Covid-19 please discuss this with your surgeon or your surgeon’s rooms. Current guidance suggests it may be best to defer surgery following recovery from Covid-19 as follows:

  • Non-urgent minor surgery may be delayed for a minimum of four weeks.
  • Non-urgent major surgery may be delayed for a minimum of seven weeks.

Those with ongoing symptoms may benefit from further delay.

Prior to coming into hospital:

Our staff will ask you Covid-19 screening questions during your preadmission phone call and on your arrival to hospital. You may be asked to complete a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) before your surgery/procedure at Mercy Hospital or Manaaki. If required our staff will perform this test as part of your admission.

Patient visitors:

We have no restrictions on patient visitors. For the safety of our patients and staff please do not visit the hospital if you are feeling unwell.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Preadmission Team on 03 467 6650.

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