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Source: Northland District Health Board – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: General Ward

This 20-bed 20 bed unit provides hospital-level care for the people of the Mid North District. There are six single rooms, two of which have ensuite facilities, and three rooms containing four beds. The ward includes a palliative care facility called the Special Care Room and a paediatric area.

Registered and enrolled nurses, whose shifts cover the ward with a 4 -morning, 3-afternoon, and 3 -night roster, provide nursing care.

On arrival to the ward, you will be allocated to a room (you may be required to move rooms whilst in the hospital). You will be given a pre-admission form to complete and you will be issued with an identification bracelet.

A hospital doctor is available in the ward Monday to Friday between 8.30am to 5.00pm. After these hours, medical service is via an on-call roster. Weekend ward rounds occur each morning by the on-call doctor.

There are always registered nurses on duty.

Other people you may see during your stay include chaplains, takawaenga (Maori Health Liaison), and allied health professionals such as social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists etc.