The Department will periodically contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form. This is part of routine waitlist auditing to ensure patient details are up to date. If you receive this SMS, please update your details.
North South North West Statewide
This condition is treated in the Plastics clinic
Refer to clinic:
- Scar revision and management
- Vascular malformations
- Pressure sores
- Other chronic sores and ulcers
- Foreign body removal
All referrals should comply to referral standards.
Burns and burn scar management to be referred to Burns.
- X-ray as appropriate
- USS as appropriate
- Consider CT/MRI
- Consider swab for M, C &S
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.
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.
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 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.
We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks
Next available appointment