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Lakes DHB Sleep Service

Public Service

Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

Service delivery during COVID-19

Alert Level Service Delivery
Level 4

Appointments provided as telephone consultations only

Home sleep studies suspended

Machine checks suspended

Replacement equipment couriered to patients

Sleep phone answered all calls / messages responded to

Level 3

Appointments provided as telephone or short face to face consultations

Home sleep studies restarted -  contactless

New CPAP set up recommenced via short face to face appointment for mask fitting and machine pick up.
All education done via telephone and video.

Machine checks remain on hold

Replacement equipment couriered to patients

Sleep phone answered all calls / messages responded to

Level 2

Appointments provided as telephone or short face to face consultations

Home sleep studies -  contactless

New CPAP set up via short face to face appointment for mask fitting and machine pick up.
All education done via telephone and video.

Machine checks restablished.

Replacement equipment couriered to patients

Sleep phone answered all calls / messages responded to

Level 1

Appointments provided as telephone or face to face consultations

Home sleep studies -  contactless

New CPAP set up via short face to face appointment for mask fitting and machine pick up.
All education done via telephone and video.

Machine checks restablished.

Replacement equipment couriered to patients

Sleep phone answered all calls / messages responded to

Lakes DHB Sleep Service is a department within Respiratory Services. Our primary focus is to diagnose and treat patients with disordered breathing during sleep, specifically Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

We provide specialist outpatient services and can support inpatient care, when required.

The department is staffed by sleep nurses, sleep physiologists and medical staff.

Sleep Services include:

  • Sleep Study - test to confirm the diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. It is a portable study that you can do from the convenience of your own home.
  • Long term treatment of OSA and follow up - we provide CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) treatment and follow up for assistance in long term treatment.

Where to find us: see the Rotorua Hospital map here.

We also provide visiting services to Taupō Hospital.

 

What is sleep apnoea?

Apnoea means no breathing. Sleep apnoea is the medical term for interruptions in breathing during sleep. People with sleep apnoea usually report snoring and have daytime sleepiness.

When a person with OSA is asleep, the tissues in their airways relax causing the airways being blocked. It causes them to momentarily stop breathing until the brain wakens them to regenerate the breathing again. This can significantly affect sleep quality.

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Referral Expectations

Referral to the Sleep Service is usually done from your GP but it may be from another doctor if needed.

Lakes DHB Sleep Service receives a large number of referrals each year. With each patient following the Sleep Clinic pathway, we appreciate your patience for waiting.

Procedures/Treatments/Common Conditions

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

    What is sleep apnoea?
    Apnoea means no breathing.  Sleep apnoea is the medical term for interruptions in breathing during sleep.… More

  • OSA Diagnosis (Sleep Study)

    Having a sleep study will determine whether you have OSA.… More

  • Treatment for OSA - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machine

    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine is the best standard treatment for OSA.… More

Charges

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.

Pharmacy

Click here to find your nearest community pharmacy.

Other

Click on the location links for more information on your trip to Rotorua Hospital or Taupō Hospital, including:

Contact Details

Rotorua Hospital

Lakes

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Taupō Hospital

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This page was last updated at 2:23PM on April 30, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Lakes DHB Sleep Service.