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"Technical errors" blamed for missing test referrals

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A number of doctor requests for coronavirus testing may have been lost by the Tasmanian Department of Health.

Anyone who was referred by their GP for a test on Thursday or Friday and hasn't been contacted, should continue to self-isolate and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

State Health Commander Katherine Morgan-Wicks says a technical error affected the GP referral system meaning some test bookings were not properly processed and made for some patients within the normal timeframes.

"The Department has also notified GPs and requested that they re-process any referrals that may have been affected," a statement said.

"GP referrals to Tasmanian Department of Health testing clinics are the only GP referrals that have been affected. All other referrals have been processed as normal. The Department sincerely apologises to any patients who have been affected by this issue, which has now been resolved."

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