Northland Orthopaedic Centre 

 

Please note, Northland Orthopaedic Centre will be closed for Christmas Holidays from the 24th December 2021 to the 10th of January 2022. Merry Christmas!

 

 

The Northland Orthopaedic Centre is a modern, purpose-built facility designed for the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The Centre is located in the heart of the Kensington medical precinct and contains consulting rooms and a day stay operating theatre.

 

The clinic has 10 Orthopaedic surgeons consulting and performing ambulatory surgery from the facility. All of the surgeons have subspecialty fellowship training in different aspects of Orthopaedic surgery and the group is able to provide expertise in all aspects of musculoskeletal disorders.

 

Spine

Comprehensive spine service involving all aspects of operative and non operative spinal care.

 

Upper Limb

The surgeons working at the Northland Orthopaedic Centre have extensive expertise in the management of upper limb disorders. This includes the utilization of the most advanced arthroscopic techniques and state of the art techniques to manage arthritic joints.

 

Lower Limb

Northland Orthopaedic Centre surgeons can manage all pelvic and lower limb disorders. This includes using advanced arthroscopic techniques for the treatment of hip, knee and ankle disorders. In addition the surgeons are utilizing advanced operative and non operative methods to manage arthritic conditions affecting the lower limb joints.  

 

 

Covid-19 Requirements

 

Northland Orthopaedic Clinic (NOC) is open and seeing both Clinic and Day Stay patients in Alert Level 2 and 3 with restrictions in place.  If Alert Levels change prior to your appointment, your Surgeon’s PA or a nurse will be in touch with you about what this means for you.

 

Visitors are restricted during Alert Levels 2 and 3 to keep our staff and other patients safe. If you require a support person, please advise in advance so we can ensure they are able to accompany you to your appointment at NOC.

 

We follow all Ministry of Health guidelines. For more information please visit their website https://www.health.govt.nz/

 

 PATIENTS – Clinic appointments

  • All patients presenting for clinic appointments will be required to return a negative COVID-19 test if you are not vaccinated.  This is currently a Nasal Swab which must be taken within 72 hours prior to the appointment. Please see the Ministry of Health website for a list of current testing facilities, as times and places vary.
  • If you are partially, or fully vaccinated you are able to present to your appointment as usual in the current alert level.
  • Your specialist’s rooms will talk you through the testing requirements and give you an information sheet if required.

 

Process for attending clinic appointments

  • If you are coming to a clinic appointment with your specialist, please present to reception via the main doors
  • You will be asked to sign in using the QR code or manual register.
  • In some cases you may be able to bring a pre-approved primary caregiver with you into the appointment, however strict entry criteria applies. Please discuss with your specialist’s PA if you require a support person.
  • You will also be asked to show evidence of your negative COVID-19 test result if you are unvaccinated.
  • You will be required to wear a mask throughout your time at NOC unless otherwise directed.

 

PATIENTS – DAY stay unit/ theatre

  •  All Day Stay Unit patients are required to return a negative COVID-19 test before being admitted for Surgery.  This is currently a Nasal Swab which must be taken within 72 hours prior to admission. Please see the Ministry of Health website for a list of current testing facilities, as times and places vary.
  • Your specialist’s rooms will talk you through the testing requirements and give you an information sheet if required.

 

Process for being admitted to Day Stay Unit

  • If you are coming to NOC you can be dropped off in the entrance room on Henry Street. Sign outside shows DAYSTAY UNIT.
  • In some cases you may be able to bring a pre-approved primary caregiver with you into the admission room, however strict entry criteria applies and must be discussed in advance.
  • Before you are allowed into the Day Stay Unit you will need to go through screening questions and have your temperature taken. You will also be asked to show evidence of your negative COVID-19 test result.
  • You will be asked to sign in using the QR code or manual register.
  •  You will be required to wear a mask throughout the admission process. You will also be asked to remove any re-usable masks and wear a disposable mask provided to you as you enter theatre.
  • Your Specialist, your Anaesthetist and an Admission Nurse will come and see you before your surgery to answer any question you have in regards to your surgery.

 

While you are in our care

  • Your safety and wellbeing will be our top priority, and our nurses and specialists will adhere to strict hygiene and infection prevention control protocols.
  • Our team are here to support you and make your stay as comfortable as possible. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to them at any time.

 

VISITORS collecting patients

To keep our staff and patients safe, we are minimising visitors who collect patients post-surgery. We appreciate this may be difficult for people, we are implementing processes to protect your loved ones, so please try and avoid coming to collect patients with more than one person.

  

Please be aware you will not be able to enter our hospitals if the following applies:

 

You feel unwell or have any of the following symptoms: a new or worsening cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle aches or fatigue, loss of sense of smell, fever or if you are awaiting a respiratory virus test. You have had close contact with someone with a current, confirmed, or probable COVID-19 or respiratory infection within the last 14 days.

 

   

COMPANY REPS, CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS

  •  Company Reps, Contractors and Suppliers MUST have prior approval to come one site.
  • You will be screened before you are allowed inside NOC and may be asked to wait in the waiting area, or another designated area prior to being requested in Theatre.
  • A face mask must be worn at all times.
  • All Company Representatives must be fully vaccinated.
  • You must sign in using the COVID Tracer App or our manual sign in register.

 

 

 

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