North South North West Statewide
Known developmental concerns
- Risk factors for congenital deformity
- Developmental milestone
- Family history of "normal variant", e.g. bowed legs, intoed gait
All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:
- Duration of condition
- Conservative management undertaken
- Functional concerns
- USS for hip dysplasia
- Weight bearing AP X-ray of lower limbs if concern regarding gait abnormality
To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Orthopaedic Surgery clinic page for the full referral process and templates.
- Parental education regarding possible normal variants
- Direct link to Health Pathways Paediatric Orthopaedics folder
For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.
Unstable fractures and those with neurovascular compromise
Urgent / category 1
Fractures that have been managed with initial first aid/stabilisation
Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an 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.
We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.
We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks
Next available appointment