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Northern Regional DHB Media Release 27 June 2020 | Community testing capacity in Auckland has been rapidly expanded in response to unprecedented demand earlier this week. 

An additional Community Testing Centre (CBAC) opened in New Lynn today (Saturday 27 June) and a second will open in Manurewa from Sunday 28 June.  Opening hours at some of the existing Auckland CBACs have also been extended. (For locations and opening hours see the table below.)

Demand for community testing has reduced in recent days but the three metro Auckland DHBs (Waitematā, Auckland, and Counties Manukau) continue to monitor demand closely and plans are in place to adjust testing capacity as needed.

Northern Region Health Coordination Centre Lead (and Waitematā DHB CEO) Dr Dale Bramley said the additional capacity had been stood up in record time.

“We are committed to ensuring our communities have access to testing,” said Dr Bramley.

“I want to acknowledge and thank the staff in the DHBs, primary care, CBACs and laboratories across Auckland who have worked long hours to manage the surge in demand and stand up the new CBACs so quickly.

“We also want to reassure the public that there is currently no evidence of COVID-19 in Auckland outside of the isolation and quarantine facilities. The last community case of in Auckland was reported on 22 May and since that time more than 50,000 community tests have been carried out across the city – all negative.”

The only COVID-19 cases currently in Auckland are people who have recently returned from overseas into managed isolation and quarantine facilities.

The DHBs advise members of the public who have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 to first call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or their local GP to see whether they need to be tested.

“It is important the public remain vigilant and we continue our whole of community approach to combating the pandemic,” said Dr Bramley.

The same actions that protect from COVID-19 also keep our community safe from the flu, colds, and other infectious diseases.

Washing your hands remains one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep yourself safe. Continue to cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, clean surfaces, and stay home if you’re sick.

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Media contact

Rachel Lorimer - 021 527 306
Northern Regional Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC)

Notes for editors

The Northland and metro Auckland DHBs (Counties Manukau, Waitematā and Auckland DHBs) are operating a regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC).

Daily COVID-19 community testing numbers in metropolitan Auckland

 

Tests at CBACs

Tests in primary care

TOTAL

Monday June 22

1552

2305

3857

Tuesday June 23

1862

2365

4227

Wednesday June 24

1904

2380

4284

Thursday June 25

1216

1444

2660

Friday June 26

498

564

1062

 

Metropolitan Auckland CBACs as at 27 June 2020

NORTH

SHORECARE NORTHCROSS

948 East Coast Rd, Northcross

Open 8am – 3pm, 7 days

No referrals after 3pm NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED

Patients to call and book an appointment

Healthline/General public: 021 256 6321

WEST

WHANAU HOUSE, WAIPAREIRA TRUST HENDERSON

6-8 Pioneer Street, Henderson

Open 8am – 3pm, 7 days

No referrals after 3pm — Walk-ins accepted

WEST

HEALTH NEW LYNN

Level 1 Carpark, Totara Health Services, McCrae Way, New Lynn

Open 8.30am –3pm Mon to Fri

No referrals after 3pm

9am – 2pm weekends

No referrals after 1pm — Walk-ins accepted

CENTRAL

WHITE CROSS ST LUKES URGENT CARE CLINIC

52 St Lukes Road, Mount Albert

Open 8am – 3pm, 7 days

No referrals after 3pm — Walk-ins accepted

CENTRAL

LANGIMALIE HEALTH CENTRE, PANMURE

RSA Car Park

Domain Road entrance, Panmure

Open 8am – 3pm, 7 days

No referrals after 3pm — Walk-ins accepted

EAST

SPECTRUM HOUSE

292a Botany Road, Howick

Open 8am – 3pm, 7 days

No referrals after 3pm — Walk-ins accepted

SOUTH

THE WHANĀU ORA COMMUNITY CLINIC

25 Druces Road, Wiri

Open 8am – 3pm, Monday to Saturday

No referrals after 3pm — Walk-ins accepted

SOUTH

SOUTH SEAS HEALTHCARE, OTARA

14 Fair Mall Shop 9-12 Otara

Open 8am – 3pm, 7 days

No referrals after 3pm — Walk-ins accepted

SOUTH

BADERDRIVE DOCTORS, MANUREWA

Newhook Lane Car Park, Manurewa

Open 9am – 3pm, 7 days

No referrals after 3pm — Walk-ins accepted

OPEN FROM SUNDAY 28 JUNE

 

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