Burns (Statewide)

From April – August 2022, the Department will contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form. This forms part of a routine audit to ensure patient details are up to date. If you receive this SMS, please update your details.

Assessment and management of burns patients. This is a statewide service for both adult and paediatric patients.

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

See Criteria for specialised burns treatment.

See Referral and Transfer Flow Chart for management.

Provides telephone advice for clinicians about minor burns.


  • Please leave a message on the answering machine if you require further advice. The patient will be contacted the next business day and provided with a date and a time.
  • Please provide the patient with our contact details
  • If a child requires additional mild or moderate sedation for the review please contact the Burns Outpatient Unit and leave a message on the answering service
  • Remind the patient to take prescribed analgesia 30 minutes prior to appointment
  • Check tetanus immunisation

Referral process

A referral is required using the Burns Clinic Referral Form and must be faxed to clinic on (03) 6234 9636.

Referral should conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on the For Clinicians page.

Referrals are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines. Emergency patients should be sent directly to the Emergency Department.

Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority:

Emergency

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).

LGH ED Reception  – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201

MCH ED* – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923

NWRH ED* – Phone: (03) 6493 6351 Fax: (03) 6464 1926

RHH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Advice for medical practitioners can be given by the Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC) - see HealthPathways Tasmania for contact information.

*MCH and NWRH MOICs request GPs call them prior to referring a patient to ensure the patient is being sent appropriately to a safe destination.

Urgent / category 1

Urgent referrals should be faxed to 03 6234 9636. For advice during Business Hours contact the Burns Outpatient Clinic RHH, Ph: 6166 0098. After hours advise can be provided through the Burns Unit K9 East, Ph: 6166 8566.

We will endeavour to see these patients within one week, 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

Additional information

For more information: Tasmanian Burns Services.

Direct link to Health Pathways burns injury page.