North South North West Statewide
Clinic sees patients with cancer (leukaemia, brain tumours), bleeding disorders (haemophilia, von Willebrand's), non-malignant haematology (spherocytosis, sickle cell anaemia) and INR testing in children.
All referrals should comply with the Referral Standards and specifically include:
- Reason for referral
- Developmental history
- Past treatment if relevant
- Family history if relevant - sickle cell disease, von Willebrand's
- Do not delay referral for suspected cancer for results.
To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Paediatrics clinic page for the full referral process and templates.
Contact via Switch A/Prof John Heath or Registrar on call for cases of suspected cancer or for concerns about patients undergoing treatment for cancer.
Awareness of possibility of childhood cancer is important as it is rare.
- "Red Flags": Warning signs of cancer in children
- Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA): Early detection of cancer in AYAs
For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.
Systemically unwell patient undergoing cancer treatment
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.
Long term survivors of multimodality cancer treatment with complications from this, or their cancer, may benefit from referral to Oncology Late Effects Clinic but should be referred to Paediatric Oncology initially.
Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED - Phone: (03) 6777 6405 Fax: (03) 6348 7382
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 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.
We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks
Next available appointment