Pregnancy Assessment Centre

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

The Centre is for most women* with a confirmed intrauterine pregnancy and who are above 13 weeks gestation with a pregnancy related concern or a postnatal concern up to 6 weeks postpartum.

Assessment may be midwifery only or midwifery and medical.

*Exclusions: Significant maternal trauma, significant respiratory episode, cardiac related episode, altered conscious state or significant neurological condition, non-pregnancy related concerns.

Women may self-present.  Where a clinician is referring please provide all demographic details, and detail the clinical concern, the examination and investigation findings, gestation, and any clinical intervention you have provided to the patient.  Indicate if an O & G Registrar has been contacted.

Interim/GP management

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

  1. Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines - Pregnancy Care - 2019 Edition.

To refer a patient with this condition, please utilise Primary Health Tasmania's Standard Referral Templates.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

Haemo-dynamically unstable patients

Significant maternal trauma

Significant respiratory episode

Cardiac related episode

Altered conscious state or significant neurological condition

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.

Emergency:

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

Urgent:

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:

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine:

Next available appointment