Other Diseases of the Colon


North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up


  • All referrals should comply to the referral standards and include:
  • Reason for current surgical referral for example - diagnosed diverticulitis with recurrent attacks
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (confirmed or suspected) requiring surgical intervention
  • History of this problem, including current medical management and details of gastroenterologist, if involved


  • CT Abdomen and Pelvis
  • FBE

Include any old pathology results which may determine duration/progression of blood abnormality.

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Colorectal Surgery clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

Liaise with Gastroenterologist to ensure medical management continues.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.


Emergency patient should be sent directly to the Emergency Department.
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 8302  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED – Phone: 0409 867 492  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED – Phone: 0459 848 725  Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED - Phone: (03) 6166 6101  Fax: (03) 6173 0489


Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.