All swab stock requests are to be done through the TPS ordering portal directly from the Taranaki Patology Services (TPS) website, using the COVID-19 tab.
With delivery usually same day or the next working day, there is no specific limit on the number of swabs being ordered, but these requests are triaged this on individual basis.
This TPS newsletter (19 August) outlines the change from double bagging to single bagging.
To play its part in protecting patients, staff and wider communities at this time, the hospital radiology department has restricted operations. Whilst lockdown is in place, they ask that urgent radiology studies must be appointment only. There is no walk-in service unless discussed on the day with a Radiologist. Patient’s will be rung by the department for an appointment.
A reminder for practices with an existing Healthpoint profile - please review your profiles and ensure these reflect any current changes.
During these uncertain times we know the public will be looking to online sources for relevant and up-to-date information about healthcare services.
Sam and Katy Smith, Joint GP Liaison - Taranaki