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.
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.
Zoledronate Infusion Subsidy
Maximum funding cap reached for 2018-19 funding year
Counties Manukau Health provides funding to subsidise zoledronate (aclasta) infusions for eligible patients. Funding of a maximum of 300 patients is available per year. For the period ending June 2019 this maximum funding allocation has now been reached. (NB: all approved vouchers to date will be honoured)
Funding will resume 1st July 2019. Please re-visit this page to apply for funding after this date.
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