General Conditions

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

Refer to clinic:

  • Scar revision and management
  • Vascular malformations
  • Pressure sores
  • Other chronic sores and ulcers
  • Foreign body removal
  • Lipodystrophy

All referrals should comply to referral standards.

Burns and burn scar management to be referred to Burns.

Tests

  • X-ray as appropriate
  • USS as appropriate
  • Consider CT/MRI
  • Consider swab for M, C &S

Interim/GP management

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

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

Patients requiring immediate surgical intervention should be referred to the Emergency Department or discussed with the Plastics Registrar

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) 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:

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Plastics Registrar to organise urgent assessment 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