For screening of asymptomatic patients prior to respite admission, RAT is preferred test, as PCR may significantly delay the admission process.
DELAYS DURING OMICRON OUTBREAK
Due to the Omicron outbreak, many Aged Residential Care facilities are currently unable to accept admissions.
Placement may not be possible on the same day, and in some instances, there may be significant delays in finding a suitable facility able to accept admission.
Please consider alternative arrangements where possible (including Home-Based Support or family support) and ensure a plan is in place to manage patient safety pending confirmation of placement.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING DELAY IN SERVICE COVID-19 POSITIVE CARE:
Patients confirmed COVID-19 positive must NOT be discharged from the hospital until direct confirmation that services can be provided. Geneva will make direct contact with the referrer as soon as possible.
If the patient is currently at home, ensure that patient safety is prioritised pending confirmation of services.
Sorry, we are unable to proceed for the following reason:
This option is only available where a level of care assessment has been completed and patient has been confirmed as requiring secure dementia level of care.
Please call POAC to discuss (09) 535 7218
Please refer to ACC for home-based support services. Use ACC705 form for DHB referral.
- All medication is to be supplied
- Daily dose medication only
- Signed prescription and discharge summary (or clinical notes) to be faxed to POAC 09 535 7154 or attached to referral
Disclaimer: POAC takes no responsibility for omissions of/or incorrect information. It is the responsibility of the referrer and receiving facility to ensure transfer of accurate information.