Obstetrics

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

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

THS does not accept referrals for:

  • Termination of pregnancy by request.

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 specific antenatal template is preferred.

Women are triaged from this referral, so accurate details are essential.

For further information:

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
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6000  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.

Semi-urgent / category 2

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment

Additional information