Nhtelegraph.co.nz/news/nashua-nh-telegraph/medical-news-today/which-medical-treatment-can-i-obtain-to-be-well/16981466 Posted May 23, 2019 08:27:55 The Nhitiqara District Health Board says it is expecting around 60 patients from the city to visit a new treatment facility in Auckland later this month.
Chief executive officer Andrew Nhiawe said the hospital would have up to 30 beds and staff were working on bringing in additional staff.
“We are expecting that to be up to 60 patients at this point.
It’s still early days and there’s lots of work to be done, but we’re very excited about this.”
Chief medical officer Andrew Ngaiwa said the Auckland Health District had already had success with the Nhuiqara Hospital and was hopeful the Nitiqarara facility would do the same.
Ngaiwa, who also heads the National Health Service and the Auckland Department of Health, said the facility would help patients who were currently at hospital but wanted to go home.
But he said the district was now looking to have another hospital close by.
He said a second Nitiqaar was also planned, but it was yet to be built.
The Auckland Hospital had an average capacity of about 30 patients per day and had had an outbreak of pneumonia among patients.
Auckland’s Department of Primary Health said there were more than 60 people in Auckland at the time of the coronavirus outbreak.
It had closed seven centres, including the Nhiqara and Nitiquara, because of the virus.
At least 20 other centres in the city were closed, including Auckland Hospital.
In February, the health authority closed two hospitals in Auckland after an outbreak in a paediatric ward at a different hospital.
More than 50 people are known to have died in Auckland, including several children, as a result of the pandemic.
Since the coronacovirus outbreak began, the Health Service Executive has said it was preparing to close all 19 primary health centres in Auckland.
New Zealand’s highest court ruled in April that New Zealand could continue to open its health services.
NZ First leader Winston Peters said the coroncovirus pandemic had been a “wake up call”.
“New Zealand is facing a real emergency.
We need to prepare for the next one,” Peters said. – Stuff