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Monday Pānui 17 October 2022

Updated: Oct 25, 2022

Tēnā koutou

Here is an update for the week ahead:

NRHCC COVID-19 Coordination Hub – Role and Scope

Check out the ways that the Coordination Hub can support general practices

Practice Manager Zoom Wednesday 19 October at 1pm

Please join Ashley and Tracey to hear about the proposed changes to the way the Carextra Programme is funded this Wednesday. They are keen to hear your feedback and answer questions.

Availability of Air Filtration units

Te Whatu Ora and the COVID Health Supply Chain/Ministry of Health are offering to donate Air Filtration Units (AFUs) to provide air management support in line with WHO Guidelines for Ventilation for COVID-19. These units were used to support New Zealand’s Managed isolation and Quarantine response which have now been closed. Since these AFUs are being treated as a donation, and there are no associated capital costs or charges. There will, however, be an ongoing cost of ownership, including insurance and future maintenance.

Te Whatu Ora have negotiated an annual maintenance arrangement for $650 per unit (or a discounted monthly fee of $45 per unit per month per annum). This fee covers replacement of all Original Equipment Manufacturer consumables annually to ensure the 5-year warranty. It will be the responsibility of the practice to coordinate with the supplier (Big Blue) for provision of maintenance and payment of associated costs. See the attached document for the product details.

If you would like to order an AFU(s), contact Aaron@aucklandpho.co.nz who will walk you through the process.

Funded ‘Initial Health Assessment’ Initiative for 2022 Ukraine Special Visa Holders

We have been advised that funding is available for special visa holders from Ukraine to have a fully funded health assessment effective from today. However, Auckland PHO is yet to receive specific information about this initiative and will update you tomorrow or as soon as possible. In the meantime, if a Ukraine Special Visa Holder requests a funded visit, please contact me.

Have a great week and enjoy next an extra day off next Monday

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