Assessment and management of burns patients. This is a statewide service for both adult and paediatric patients.
North South North West Statewide
See Criteria for specialised burns treatment.
See Referral and Transfer Flow chart for management.
Provides telephone advice for clinicians about minor burns.
A referral must be sent, proceed by a telephone call, then faxed to clinic on (03) 6234 9636.
Referral should conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on the For Clinicians page.
Referrals are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines. Emergency patients should be sent directly to the Emergency Department.
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 (03) 6166 8566 and appointment date, time and advice will be given.
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
For use by health professionals only
For more information: Tasmanian Burns Service.
Direct link to Health Pathways burns injury page.