Assessment and management of pregnant women including pre-natal diagnostic testing and high risk pregnancies


North South North West Statewide


THS North West Region

Does not manage high risk pregnancies. Patients are referred to Northern Region.

Emergency conditions

From 1 November 2016, the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) Emergency Department will no longer see any pregnancy related complaint. If a woman’s illness is related to a pregnancy condition at any gestation for example ectopic, bleeding in early pregnancy or abdominal pain they must be directed to Northwest Regional Hospital (NWRH) Emergency Department not MCH as MCH will not have the facilities to treat these patients. More information is available on the One Health System website.

Referral process

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

Referral by fax on the Statewide Antenatal Template is preferred as it prompts for all the required information. Women are triaged from this referral, so accurate details are essential.

For further information:


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

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.

Semi-urgent / category 2

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information

  • Health Smiles for Two pilot project enables eligible pregnant women who live in the North West of Tasmania to be provided priority dental appointments with Oral Health Services Tasmania at a North West clinic.