10 Sep 2021

Covid-19: Junior doctors want change to ADHB visitor policy

From Morning Report, 8:21 am on 10 September 2021

Junior doctors are demanding that the Auckland District Health Board go back to the drawing board again over its hotly debated visitor policy.

Following criticism by nurses, staff and patients, on Thursday the DHB tightened its rules governing visitors to Auckland City Hospital.

It was allowing two visitors per patient but changed that to one per patient - and for no more than two hours.

It's still too risky says Dr Deborah Powell of the junior doctors' union.

She spoke to Guyon Espiner.