Gynaecology

Assessment and management of non-cancer gynaecological conditions in adult women

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

THS Southern Region

RHH does not accept referrals for reversal of tubal sterilisation or vasectomy, In Vitro Fertilisation or cosmetic labial surgery.

For gynaecological cancer see Gynaecologic-Oncology guidelines.

For early pregnancy – complications see Obstetrics.

For follow up of abnormal pap smears see Colposcopy Clinic.

Women suitable for outpatient hysteroscopy may be referred directly by their GP without the need for a Gynaecology Clinic appointment  - see referral pathway.

Judgement is required, but in general paediatric conditions should be referred to Paediatric Clinic in the first instance and may be referred to gynaecological joint clinic if needed.


THS Northern Region

LGH does not accept referrals for reversal of tubal sterilisation or vasectomy, In Vitro Fertilisation or cosmetic labial surgery.

For gynaecological cancer see Gynaecologic-Oncology guidelines.

For early pregnancy complications see Obstetrics.

For follow up of abnormal pap smears see Colposcopy Clinic.

Judgement is required, but in general paediatric conditions should be referred to Paediatric Clinic in the first instance and may be referred to gynaecological joint clinic if needed.


THS North West Region

NWRH/MCH does not accept referrals for reversal of tubal sterilisation or vasectomy, In Vitro Fertilisation or cosmetic labial surgery.

For early pregnancy – complications see Obstetrics.

For follow up of abnormal pap smears see Colposcopy Clinic.

Judgement is required, but in general paediatric conditions should be referred to Paediatric Clinic in the first instance and may be referred to gynaecological joint clinic if needed.

Emergency conditions

Direct patients to the Emergency Department if urgent assessment/management is required, e.g. for the following conditions/symptoms (not exclusive):

  • Uncontrolled heavy PV bleeding
  • Haemodynamically unstable patients, including ectopic pregnancy

Referral process

A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.

Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines.

Referrals are registered by the clinic to who they are referred and are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines.

Clinic Appointments – Appointments are based on clinical priority:

Emergency

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6426 5115
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6340 Fax: (03) 6430 6691
RHH ED - Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6222 8919

Urgent / category 1

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.

Routine / category 3

Will be seen in turn.

Referral template

For use by health professionals only