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 general medical conditions especially undifferentiated conditions or those across several subspecialties such as syncope, dizziness, shortness of breath
North South North West Statewide
There is no expertise in immunology within this service.
A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.
Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines. Please forward relevant private investigation results and ask patients to bring current medication list and if appropriate any relevant x-rays.
Please provide adequate information to allow us to triage accurately.
Clinic Appointments - 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.
Urgent / category 1
We will endeavour to see these patients within two weeks.
Please contact the General Medicine Consultant on-call if you have an urgent case to be reviewed. All referrals viewed by Consultant and allocated to Consultant or Unit Registrar. Registrar cases will be discussed with Consultant.
Semi-urgent / category 2
We will endeavour to see these patients within eight weeks
Routine / category 3
Next available appointment
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