USS AND CT
The following are standard presentations eligible for POAC. Other services may be available, please call to discuss.
Under these circumstances, POAC will provide funding for the following acute (same day) X-Rays:
- Chest Xray - refer CAP pathway
- Abdominal Xray
- ACC surcharges for St John referred injury patients
- Foreign Body
All paediatric (0-14 years) radiology requests require prior discussion with Paediatric Consultant. The name of the consultant providing endorsement must be documented on the radiology request.
POAC funded radiology is available for paediatrics (0-14 year olds) only where endorsed by the hospital paediatric consultant.
Starship Children's Hospital: 021 740 271
Kidz First (MMH): 021 516 908
North Shore and Waitakere: 0800 244 533
Injury related investigations should be accessed through the ACC funding stream. POAC may assist by facilitating acutely required DVT ultrasound appointments however should remain ACC funded.
All pregnancy related ultrasounds should be referred under maternity funding. POAC funding is available where >3 weeks post partum/termination or >6 weeks post partum.
Urgent or routine investigations are not funded under POAC and can be accessed by eReferral to DHB, Access to Diagnostics or private funding/insurance.
DHB RADIOLOGY CONTACT
Greenlane: (09) 638 0418
Paediatrics: Walk-in at Starship (a/hrs via ED)
Department Radiologist (09) 307 4949 ext 24540
Radiology GP Liaison 027 491 9589
Waitakere Hospital: (09) 486 8920 ext 6720
North Shore Hospital: (09) 486 8920 ext 2769
Liaison Radiologist (021) 683 541
Radiology GP Liaison (021) 682 994
Counties Manukau DHB
Middlemore Hospital: (09) 276 0044 ext 2842
Liaison Radiologist (09) 276 0044 ext 2842 (ask to be transferred)