Spinal Injury Clinic
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
For a rehabilitative approach to the management of any patient suffering a spinal cord injury.
North South North West Statewide
For adults with a spinal cord 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.
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 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:
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.