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Water tanker now on campus at Taranaki Base Hospital

Taranaki DHB has put measures in place to ensure its business as usual at the hospital even though there is a boil water notice in place until further notice.

Gillian Campbell, Taranaki DHB COO says, “A 22,000 litre water truck with clean water supply is now on the hospital campus and clean water is being delivered to all areas of the hospital for patients and staff to drink and also for the treatment of patients.”

“Acute surgeries will continue to go ahead tomorrow as will elective surgery cases the hospital has scheduled. All clinical services and patient care will continue as normal, such as outpatients and ED.” “The main message for people is that unless they have been contacted directly by the hospital, they are to turn up to their appointments at the hospital and bring a water bottle with them,” says Mrs Campbell.

“Hospital staff are managing the situation safely and patients are receiving the usual high standard of care,” she added.

“If anyone is coming to the hospital we ask them to bring their own clean water. Hand hygiene is also important at all times. Extra wipes and hand sanitiser will be available in clinical areas and public areas.”

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