Friday January 25, 2019
Due to significant staffing issues in our lung function testing facility in Tauranga Hospital we are asking, with immediate effect, if requests for spirometry which would usually be directed to us can be redirected to the Asthma Society. This has been discussed with and agreed by the Society.
Requests for more detailed lung function can continue to be requested through the hospital and will be triaged in the normal way. If you need advice regarding which test to request or advice/support in lung function interpretation please refer to Respiratory in the usual way. Unfortunately this situation is likely to continue for a minimum of 6 months.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
The Respiratory Department at Tauranga Hospital