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.
There is no condition information for this clinic
To provide a focus on maximising functional abilities during or after recovery from an illness, disease, condition or injury. Rehabilitation aims to enhance, restore and maintain functional abilities and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities.
North South North West Statewide
THS Southern and North West Region
For adults requiring rehabilitation during or after recovery from an illness, disease, condition or injury. Children to be referred to Paediatrics.
If the acute post injury treatment was carried out in the south, then the follow up, at least in the initial phase is likely to be in the south as well.
THS Northern Region
There are no specific rehabilitation clinics but patients can be assessed by the General Medicine clinic where appropriate.
There are no emergency criteria. If you feel the patient needs to be seen urgently, within the week, it is suggested you phone one of the consultants to discuss prior to faxing the referral.
A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.
Specifically functional capacity, private investigation results, letters from consultants and any particular concerns.
A referral is required for all new appointments and can be faxed directly to the clinic.
All referrals are triaged and allocated to consultant or unit registrar based on clinical priority. Registrar cases will be discussed with consultant.
Please indicate if an interpreter is required and for which language. We will arrange this when booking the appointment.
If cognitive or language deficits are present it is essential the patient is accompanied by a friend or family member to provide the necessary collaborative history.
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
Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.
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
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For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.