ph: 09 535 7218

Home Support Services

Concern regarding care provision

Contact the care provider directly if there are concerns about care being provided, missed services, non-contact, or additional information to be provided.

Geneva Homecare - 0800 436 382
Access Community Health - 0508 422 237

Request an extension of care

Request for extended care can be submitted by completing the brief request form HERE

All requests for extension to cover over a weekend will automatically be approved for funding.  One of our team will review ongoing requirements and contact you next business day.  

If the services need to be put in place outside of normal hours, you must contact the care provider directly (refer above for contact details).

Urgent Residential Care Placement

Requiring urgent care placement out of hours

POAC does not coordinate placements in aged care facilities outside of normal business hours.

If patient requires urgent placement and a care facility has accepted the patient directly as an after-hours admission, POAC will fund the initial period of care and contact the referrer on the next business day to discuss further requirements.  The arrangements must be made directly between the care facility management and the referrer and/or GP.

Submit referral in the normal way to POAC HERE

Radiology Services

Ultrasound or CT request

POAC coordination is required for all CT and USS requests.  Bookings are able to be made only during normal business hours when radiology booking teams are available.

Refer and follow guidance provided by the Auckland Regional HealthPathway, or contact the relevant hospital service for advice.  For urgent clinical queries that would potentially change immediate management, Sarah Hyder, POAC Nurse Advisor may be contacted on 021681319.

Send us a radiology request form HERE and POAC will contact your clinic on the next business day with appointment details.  Or prepare a radiology request from in your normal way and email it to us referral@poac.co.nz.  Providing a contact mobile number for the referrer is helpful.

X-Ray

Refer acutely required requests to your local private radiology provider.  Normal POAC funding rules apply.  

Home Support Services

Concern regarding care provision

Contact the care provider directly if there are concerns about care being provided, missed services, non-contact, or additional information to be provided.

Geneva Homecare - 0800 436 382
Access Community Health - 0508 422 237

Radiology Services

Ultrasound or CT request

Bookings are able to be made only during normal business hours.

Refer and follow guidance provided by the Auckland Regional HealthPathway, or contact the relevant hospital service for advice.

Send us a radiology request form HERE and we will contact the patient next business day with appointment details.  Or prepare a radiology request from in your normal way and email it to us referral@poac.co.nz.

X-Ray

Refer acutely required requests to your local private radiology provider.  Normal POAC funding rules apply.  

TRANSPORTATION

POAC Urgent Care Clinics and St John ambulance crew/call centre staff have access and authorisation to book travel to/from locations related to a POAC patient's medical care (where normal POAC entry criteria met). 

If this information is not available after-hours by the medical care provider, POAC will fully reimburse any related travel for a valid POAC case where the patient or provider has incurred costs for this travel.

 

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