Parkinson's Clinic

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Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting many aspects of a person's life. Diagnosis is based on clinical assessment by a neurologist or a physician specialising in Parkinson's Disease

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

Assessment and management of Parkinson's disease, other movement disorders of the elderly including falls.

Emergency conditions

There are no emergency criteria. General Practitioners, if you feel the patient needs to be seen urgently, within the week, it is suggested you phone reception on (03) 6166 7763 prior to faxing the referral. If your request can not be easily satisfied then you will be given a consultants mobile phone number and it is suggested you text them to make contact.  They will phone you back promptly, but at a convenient moment.

Referral process

Requirements

A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians. Please fax referrals to (03) 6222 7760.

Specifically  include:

  • Relevant letters from consultants that the patient may have seen in private
  • Correspondence detailing the problems
  • Current medication list
  • Allergies
  • Past medical history
  • Particular concerns

Please forward relevant private investigation results and ask patients to bring current medication list and any current radiological imaging performed to their appointment (e.g.: MRI, CT etc).

Please indicate if an interpreter is required and for which language.  We will arrange this when booking the appointment. 

Process

All referrals can be faxed directly to the clinic.

All referrals are triaged and allocated to consultant or unit registrar based on clinical priority.

Registrar cases will be discussed with consultant.

Clinic Appointments – Appointments are based on clinical priority:

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

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information

Direct link to Health Pathways Parkinson's disease page.

Parkinson's Tasmania Inc