Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation


Auckland City Hospital CVICU is the national referral center for adult patients requiring ECMO.  As part of this service we retrieve patients from around New Zealand and transport them back to CVICU on ECMO. For information on the paediatric ECMO service at Starship Hospital, please follow this link.

We welcome discussion from Intensive Care Senior Medical Officers about any adult patient with potentially reversible severe respiratory or cardiac failure. 

By calling the number below, you will automatically be put through to the CVICU on-call consultant. 

0800 ADULT ECMO - 0800 23858 3266


ECMO Referral Form

Please fill this out for all referrals and fax to the number specified on the form

referring hospital Checklist

When a patient is accepted for ECMO, this document will assist the referring team with making the appropriate preparations prior to our retrieval team arriving