Cardiology  |  Referrals & Advice




Cardiology

Referrals & Advice

 

Please contact the specialists directly regarding existing or known patients.

For details of how to contact the cardiology service please see the table below:

Clinical Context

Time

Tauranga Hospital

Whakatane Hospital

Urgent referral of a patient the GP believes needs admitting

In Hours

M-F 8-4

Cardiology Registrar

Whakatane Medical Registrar

Out of hours

Medical Registrar on-call

ED MOSS

Urgent advice that may assist in avoiding an acute admission

In Hours

Cardiology consultant on call. Consultants are not always available but will endeavour to be so if a conversation could lead to a different management plan.

Cardiology consultant on call in Tauranga

Out of hours

Not available. Speak  to the medical registrar

Not available. Speak  to the medical registrar

Urgent advice regarding a patient already known to a department

 

Write to the department. Unless there is the potential to save an admission correspondence should be by letter. The cardiology registrar is available for urgent advice but the level of that advice varies depending on their stage of training.

Non-urgent referral for an appointment

N/A

BPAC eReferral / letter. If a patient is has or is also being referred privately please indicate this on the referral to save duplication.

Referral to an "urgent" OPA i.e. within one week

In Hours

Not currently available

Not currently available

Non-urgent telephone advice regarding any patient

N/A

Not available. Please write asking for advice. In most instances a reply should be received in two weeks

Non-urgent written advice regarding any patient

N/A

Request advice by eReferral  (advice only) or letter. In most instances a reply should be received in two weeks

Non-urgent written advice pt known to dept.

N/A

Write directly to the consultant that knows the patient. When the consultant is away for over one week a colleague will be monitoring incoming mail.

Non-urgent telephone advice pt. known to dept.

N/A

Not available. Please write asking for advice. In most instances a reply should be received in two weeks


Hospital Cardiology is delivered as one service across two sites:

  • Heart Failure clinics 3 x weekly Tauranga / 1 x fortnight Whakatane
  • Excercise tolerance tests
  • Holter (ambulatory ECG)
  • Echo cardiogram
  • Coronary catheters
  • Pacemakers

 

The following Cardiology related eReferrals are available:

DHB:

  • Cardiology (general)
  • Chest Pain Clinic
  • Dietitians

Sport BOP:

  • Active Families
  • CVD self-management
  • Green Prescription

WBOPPHO Allied Health services:

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Dietitian

 



Last updated : Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Next review date : Thursday, July 26,2018


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