Jack Jumper

Assessment and management of adults and children with Jack Jumper allergy

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

Patients with history of anaphylaxis to stinging insects can be seen in this clinic.

Venom immunotherapy is only available for Jack Jumpers, Bees and Wasps.

Note: Non-insect allergies are not seen in this Clinic.

THS Northern and North West Regions: Initial assessment and initiation of treatment by Royal Hobart Hospital. Maintenance Clinic at NWRH managed by Royal Hobart Hospital.

Emergency conditions

Emergency conditions/symptoms include (not an exhaustive list):

  • Anaphylaxis

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.

Referrals are registered by the clinic and are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines.

Emergency patient should be sent directly to the Emergency Department.

Referrals accepted from GP's, Emergency Departments and Medical Specialists.

Note: A GP Referral is required for venom immunotherapy. A Specialist or ED referral will be accepted but will only cover the initial consultation (3 month referral). GP referral will be required for ongoing management.

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), Action Plan can be used as a guide to the severity of an anaphylactic reaction.

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

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

Referral template

For use by health professionals only