Thursday August 27, 2015
The special access telephone numbers for GPs to use to contact the DHBs hospitals are:
Tauranga Hospital – 07 579 8044
Whakatane Hospital – 07 306 0777
The switchboard automatically prioritises calls coming in on these numbers.
Please note that calls are answered by telephonists at either hospital, so please tell them which practice you’re from and which hospital and the service you require. Dr Joe Bourne, Nga Kakano Foundation (Family Health Services), Tauranga Hospital radiology / Whakatane Hospital on-call medical team.
Some are dialling 579 8144, and this unfortunately goes straight through to a clinic room. If you’ve pre-programmed numbers in your phone please check that you are using the correct one.