General Medicine

Assessment and management of general medical conditions especially undifferentiated conditions or those across several subspecialties such as syncope, dizziness, shortness of breath

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

There is no expertise in immunology within this service.

Referral process

A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.

Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines.  Please forward relevant private investigation results and ask patients to bring current medication list and if appropriate any relevant x-rays.

Please provide adequate information to allow us to triage accurately.

Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority.

Emergency

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6426 5115
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6340  Fax: (03) 6430 6691
RHH ED - Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6222 8919

Urgent / category 1

We will endeavour to see these patients within two weeks.

Please contact the General Medicine Consultant on-call if you have an urgent case to be reviewed. All referrals viewed by Consultant and allocated to Consultant or Unit Registrar. Registrar cases will be discussed with Consultant.

Semi-urgent / category 2

We will endeavour to see these patients within eight weeks

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment

Referral template

For use by health professionals only