PEG Clinics: Nurse Specialist and Dietitian for adults and paediatric patients

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

Accept referrals from GP's in relation to existing patients requiring assistance. However start-up referrals only accepted from Paediatricians or PEG nurse.

All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • Growth or weight history
  • Known food allergies and intolerances
  • Please ask the patient or carer to take a copy of their feeding regime when they see the dietitian

Tests

Results of any tests appropriate for the referral type are helpful – such as allergy testing, gut function, bowel issues, renal dysfunction, general biochemistry etc.

Interim/GP management

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

THS Southern Region

Endoscopy Nurse Specialist manages most patients in Southern Tasmania and can give over-the-phone advice. Please contact RHH switch.

THS North West Region

Patients needing specialist advice can be referred.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

PEG pulled out.

Urgent / category 1

Intolerance of feeds – vomiting, diarrhoea, bloating, pain

Semi-urgent / category 2

Unintentional weight loss or weight gain

Routine / category 3

Routine monitoring of PEG site and tube management

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

Clinics held fortnightly: Wednesday 9.00 am - 12.30 pm Telstra Building

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 6405 Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED
– Phone: (03) 6478 5120 Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED
– Phone: (03) 6493 6340 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED
– Phone: (03) 6166 6100 Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Urgent:
Semi-urgent:
Routine:

Next available appointment