Burns - Acute

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

All referrals should comply to referral standards and also include:

Tests

  • Wound and throat swabs
  • Occasional venous bloods

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Burns clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

Supportive treatment in acute phase such as analgesia and hydration.

Direct link to Health Pathways burns injury page

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

Acute burns

Urgent / category 1

All burns requiring specialised burns treatment

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

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:

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:

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine:

Next available appointment