Specialist Outpatient Services

 

Fax numbers for Specialist Outpatient Services for new patient referrals only

 

 Alcohol and Drug – 02 4923 6446

 Cardiology – 02 4014 4643

 General Medicine – 02 4014 4933

 Haematology – 02 4923 6501

 Medical Oncology – 02 4923 6447

 Melanoma – 02 4923 6502

 Pacemaker – 02 4014 4643

 Palliative Care – 02 4923 6506

 Physical Therapy – 02 4923 6449

 Radiation Oncology – 02 4923 6443

 Surgery – 02 4923 6450

 

To facilitate accurate and timely triaging of referrals, the referral must contain the following (as applicable):

  • The patient must be informed by the referring Practitioner that a referral has been made for them
  • Current patient demographic information and contact details
  • Date of referral
  • Specialist Clinic/Allied Health Department being referred to
  • Name of Specialist/Clinician being referred to
  • Name and contact details of referring Practitioner
  • Provider number of referring Practitioner
  • Signature of referring Practitioner
  • General Practitioner contact details (if not referring Practitioner)
  • Compensable information where appropriate
  • Comprehensive reason for referral
  • Investigations and treatment given
  • Diagnostic reports
  • Requirement for interpreter service
  • Requirement for Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioner (Palliative Care)
  • Alerts to infectious status, allergies or communicable diseases that may affect other staff and patients being treated in the same vicinity
  • Relevant summary of information of patients medical history, including current medications
  • Relevant psycho-social issues

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