Notice: Sunday 22 March. We are rapidly developing guidance and materials for providers to assist in their quick transition to telehealth. This page may be empty or incomplete. Our team is hard at work and will be making regular updates.
Patient resources to support the immediate implementation of video and phone consultations are being collated by Health Navigator and can be found at www.healthnavigator.org.nz/telehealth.
Telehealth renal case study
The Waikato DHB renal service covers the Waikato area but also from coast to coast all the way from Raglan on the west coast all the way to Gisborne on the east coast. A video conference solution is reducing the burden of travel for patients and providing more timely access to specialists.
A patient perspective
Fred from Paeroa tried telehealth and he loved it.
Fred went to his local Thames Hospital and linked by video to his specialist in Hamilton. Usually, the visit would take Fred over 4-hours, but by using telehealth it reduced this to just over 1-hour.