Sleep Services

Sleep Services



Administration / Bookings
Rotorua phone 07 3437764
Taupo  phone 3761060 extn 7764

Sleep Nurses


Rotorua phone 3497955 extn 8992, Monday to Friday
Phoning from Taupo phone 3761060 extn 8992



Physician Dr Carolyn Allen

Clinical Nurse Specialists
Marilyn Goodhue

Sleep Assistant
Kathy Duffin


The Sleep Service Provides :

  • Assessment for suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnoea ( OSA)

  • Sleep Studies

  • Long term treatment of OSA

    The sleep pamphlet provides comprehensive information

     

     

    Process



    • Referral to service

    Please provide as much information as possible. Completion of this sleep questionnaire will help with this.

    If not sent with the referral, patients will be sent the sleep questionnaire to complete to assist with prioritisation. This must be completed and posted back to the sleep service.  If this does not happen then we will discharge at this point.

    • Referrals are prioritised by the Sleep Physician.

    • First assessment clinic – either by CNS or Physician.

    • Sleep study – usually a portable study in the patient’s home. Patient can take the sleep study equipment home with them following the assessment or may have a separate appointment.

    • If a Polysomnography ( PSG) is indicated then the patient is referred to Waikato hospital

    • If positive for OSA then treatment with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the treatment provided

    • For patients diagnosed with severe OSA attending follow up and therapeutic use of CPAP is essential for current driver's licensing. This is particularly important for commercial drivers.

    • Ongoing follow up is provided by the Sleep Service. Click here for the patient information booklet.


    Informative websites



    http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Sleep-apnoea/Pages/Introduction.aspx
    http://snoreaustralia.com.au