Early Pregnancy Complications
North South North West Statewide
This clinic sees women with bleeding, abdominal cramps, suspected ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage who are haemo-dynamically stable under 20 weeks.
All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:
- History of the pregnancy including gestation
- History of bleeding or pain
- Copies of investigations especially ultrasound report
- Antenatal bloods if time
- Pelvic ultrasound
To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Obstetrics clinic page for the full referral process and templates.
Ensure that patient is haemo-dynamically stable.
For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.
Haemo-dynamically unstable patients
Suspected ectopic pregnancy
Urgent / category 1
Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an 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 6340 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED – Phone: (03) 6166 6100 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.
We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks
Next available appointment