Residential Care Placement
Urgent short term placement in a residential care facility (rest home, private hospital or dementia) may be funded by POAC to avoid an acute hospital referral or to assist in discharging the patient from hospital.
All medication and signed prescriptions must be provided.
Home Based Support (3-5 days)
Short term assistance with personal cares, medication prompting or meal preparation. This is a short term service providing care through acute illness, emergency social situations or bridging a gap between funding streams or alternative services being available. Call us if extended care required.
- POAC does NOT fund shopping or house cleaning activity.
- Post operative support requests should be sent to local NASC service
Home Based IV Therapy
Short term use of IV antibiotics at home (usually 1-3 days) can be funded under POAC, with approval based on individual patient need. If longer than this is required, call the Infectious Disease team to discuss. Please review the checklist and ensure all requirements are met.
Zoledronate Infusion Subsidy
An $80 subsidised zoledronic acid (Aclasta) infusion is available for treatment of osteoporosis for CMH residents who meet required criteria.
Review the full clinical pathway and checklist here
Hospital referred IV Iron Infusion
CMDHB residents may be eligible for POAC funded IV iron infusion. View here for more details, including links to patient information, clinical pathway, funding criteria and infusion checklist.