Allergy (Paediatric)

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

This clinic is for the diagnosis and management of those children less than 18 years of age with allergic disorders.

Allergy testing can be arranged and management plans created.

Referral Process

All referrals should comply with the Referral Standards and specifically include:

  • History of allergy - onset, pattern of symptoms
  • History of anaphylaxis
  • Family history of allergies/anaphylaxis

Interim/GP management

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

Implement action plan and educate regarding the use of Epipen if there is proven anaphylaxis.  Please see ASCIA - Anaphylaxis Resources for further information.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

Acute anaphylaxis

Urgent / category 1

High risk of anaphylaxis due to environment

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
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:

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 4 weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.

For any urgent sexual abuse/assault concerns please phone RHH switchboard and ask Paediatric Sexual Assault Consultant or Registrar on call for advice.

Semi-urgent:

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine:

Next available appointment