Services Provided Under the National Covid Alert Levels:
Alert Level 1 - Normal services continue - may include virtual and in person appointments
Alert Level 2 - Normal services resumed - may include virtual and in person appointments
Alert Level 3 - General services restricted, some virtual appointments to meet clinical urgency
Alert Level 4 - Acute services only
Welcome to Lakes DHB Clinical Physiology.
We are a small but diverse team performing cardiac, respiratory and neurological diagnostic tests.
We are a dedicated group, passionate about patient care and accurate diagnostic test outcomes to help guide clinical management.
What is Clinical Physiology?
Clinical Physiology is part of Clinical Support Service. We are made up of Cardiac Sonographers, Cardiac and Respiratory Physiologists and Physiology Technicians.
Tests we perform are:
- Exercise Treadmill Tests (ETT)
- Holter Monitors, Event Monitors
- Blood Pressure Monitors
- Echocardiograms (Echo)
- Transoesophageal Echo (TOE)
- Full Lung Function
- Pacemaker and ICD follow up
- Electroencephalograms (EEG)
(Read more about these tests below)
ETT and Full Lung Function tests are only performed at Rotorua Hospital.
Thanks to the Heart Scanner Appeal fundraising, Echo clinics run twice a week in Taupo Hospital.
Where to find us: We are located on the ground floor, please report to the Outpatients reception. See the Rotorua Hospital map here.
We provide Pacemaker and ICD follow up clinics, and Echo clinics at Taupō Hospital.
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
Your GP may have requested one of our tests or requested you to be seen by a Medical Doctor at the Hospital. The doctor may ask for you to have one of our tests prior to clinic or to assess the need for a clinic consultation. Or tests may have been requested for you upon discharge from Hospital.
You and your GP will be notified that your referral has been received and what the expected timeframe will be for your appointment.
If your condition changes while waiting please contact your GP
Procedures / Treatments
An ECG is a recording of your heart's electrical activity.… More
Exercise Treadmill Tests (ETT)
Exercise Treadmill Tests are only performed at Rotorua Hospital.
An ECG done when you are resting may be normal even when you have cardiovascular disease. During an exercise treadmill test (ETT) the heart is made to work harder so that if there is any narrowing of the heart blood vessels… More
Echocardiography is also referred to as cardiac ultrasound. This test is performed by a cardiac sonographer.… More
Trans Oesophageal Echo (TOE)
Patients that require heart valve surgery or in situations where standard echocardiography provides limited information, a more advanced study known as TOE (Trans Oesophageal Echo) is performed.… More
Spirometry is a test which measures the speed at which your lungs can be filled and emptied of air.… More
Full Lung Function Tests
Full Lung Function tests are only performed at Rotorua Hospital.… More
An EEG is a test to detect abnormalities in the electrical activity of the brain.… More
New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.
Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.
Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Lakes DHB.
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Click here for more information about your trip to Rotorua Hospital, including:
- Visiting hours
- Travel directions
- Public transport
(07) 349 7955 ext 7893
Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days. Phone (07) 348 1199 extn 8689
Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
Private Bag 3023
Rotorua Mail Centre
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This page was last updated at 10:07AM on May 19, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Clinical Physiology.