Short-term use of IV antibiotics (usually 1-3 days) can be funded by POAC where the Auckland Region HealthPathway is followed, or where endorsed by a named Infectious Disease Consultant.
Referral from General Practice and Urgent Care: Submit referral via the Practice Management System (PMS) POAC form (in the usual way) and commence treatment
Referral from hospital: Document the treatment plan in the discharge summary, stating funded under POAC and include the POAC contact phone number. Patients should take the EDS and attend a chosen Urgent Care Clinic, or contact their own GP to request an appointment.
No medication or prescription is required unless this is a hospital-only drug.
NB: This service is not currently available in the home and is only for patients who are clinically stable and can mobilise to attend in clinic