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.
Ongoing management of previously referred adult and paediatric skin conditions
North South North West Statewide
THS Southern Region has limited capacity to provide outpatient clinic care for those people with complex dermatological diseases unresponsive to standard therapies or requiring medications subject to dermatologist only prescription or those diseases of uncertain diagnosis and no new referrals will be accepted from COB 10 January 2015.
- Biopsy and removal of skin lesions should occur in general practice or for more difficult areas be referred to Plastics or General Surgery clinics in the first instance.
- Venous ulceration should be referred to Vascular Surgery.
- Sexually transmitted infections should be referred to Sexual Health Clinic
- Photodynamic therapy is not available at the RHH
- Cosmetic lesions are not treated at the RHH
THS Northern Region does not provide a public dermatology service. See Health Pathways for more information.
THS Northwest Region has limited capacity to provide outpatient clinic care for those people with complex dermatological diseases unresponsive to standard therapies or requiring medications subject to dermatologist only prescription or those diseases of uncertain diagnosis and this service is provided by a visiting Dermatologist who visits monthly.
Direct patients to the Emergency Department if urgent assessment is required, e.g. for the following symptoms/conditions (not exclusive):
- Severe skin reactions, e.g. Stevens Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, erythema multiforme
- Acute erythroderma or generalized pustular psoriasis
- Patients with extensive blistering (bullous) lesions who are systemically unwell
THS-Southern Region: No new referrals will be accepted.
THS-Northern Region: See Health Pathways
THS-North West Region: Referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians. Clinic appointments are based on clinical priority.
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.
With thanks to the Dermnet NZ