BOPDHB Referral Guidelines for acceptance by ENT Clinical Nurse Specialist for ear wax removal (approved by the ENT department BOPDHB May 2013).
Initially referrals must have relevant information as to why aural wax needs to be removed.
Acceptance of referral is based on the following:
War pension clients are generally funded for this service.
ACC clients with ACC funded hearing aids are automatically funded privately for wax removal.
There are RN's available in private at both Whakatane and Tauranga for wax removal using Otomicroscopy.
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