Paediatric Surgery

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The Department of Paediatric Surgery at the Royal Hobart Hospital provides a statewide service to babies and children up to and including 14 years of age, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

Non-medical circumcisions are not performed.

Emergency conditions

Acutely unwell children should be referred to Emergency Department.

Referral process

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

All Paediatric Surgical referrals are triaged according to clinical guidelines.

Generic referrals (eg To Paediatric Surgeon) will be distributed amongst three consultant Paediatric Surgeons and booked according to urgency and waiting time

Referrals with named consultant will be booked into the named consultant's clinic.  If the consultant is away for a period of time and the matter is of some urgency, the referral will be triaged to the other consultant Paediatric Surgeon.

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 6000  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

Additional information

Guidelines for Paediatric surgical care can be found at http://www.rch.org.au/clinicalguide

Paediatric Surgeons and Registrar are happy to be rung for advice on complex patients via RHH Switch (03) 6166 8308.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.