Burns (Statewide)

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.

Referral process

A referral must be sent, proceed by a telephone call, then 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 accompanied by a phone call to (03) 6166 8566 and appointment date, time and advice will be given.

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

For more information: Tasmanian Burns Service.

Direct link to Health Pathways burns injury page.