PUBLIC HOSPITAL REFERRALS
Please clearly identify Public Ophthalmology Referrals:
Post: Regional Referral Centre, Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Private Bag 12024, Tauranga 3143
Fax: Regional Referral Centre, 07 578 9571
(The Hospital will not accept emailed referrals)
Please phone Tauranga Eye Specialists 07 578 7508 to speak with the duty Ophthalmologist/Registrar.
If advised/agreed urgent by the Ophthalmologist/Registrar, the referral should then be clearly marked “URGENT” and emailed or faxed directly to Tauranga Eye Specialists. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Fax: 07 578 7508
Never refer without including best corrected visual acuity - binocular and for each eye separately (preverbal children excluded).
As the Ministry of Health requires ethnicity to be recorded, referrals that do not state ethnicity will be returned.
With increasing referral numbers being received beyond capability of the service we are contracted to provide, we would appreciate it if you would consider whether optometry services would be able to solve the clinical problem you have in each case.
Mike O'Rourke, Mark Saunders, Sam Kain & Andrew Thompson
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