The patient must be eligible for publicly funded primary health care. This is is not included as part of maternity funding. Please check this prior to referring. The Ministry of Health website can be used to confirm eligibility here
Blood results must be completed within the four weeks prior to referral date. For renal patients, this is extended to three months.
Please arrange repeat blood test for Ferritin and/or Haemoglobin
Warning: this referral is only for pregnant women for treatment of anaemia with NO OTHER OBSTETRIC RISKS
Seek obstetric advice if:
- anaemia AND >37 weeks gestation
- Hb 34 weeks gestation
- first trimester pregnancy
- concern about symptoms
PLEASE SEEK OBSTETRIC ADVICE. DO NOT PROCEED WITH THIS REFERRAL
This referral is for pregnant women for treatment of anaemia, less than 37 weeks gestation, with NO OTHER OBSTETRIC RISKS.
Where this applies, do not proceed refer for obstetric secondary consult
Unfortunately based on the information provided, this patient is not eligible to receive POAC funded IV iron infusion.
Please review the funding criteria HERE or contact POAC
Phone 09 535 7218