Assessment and management of injuries, contractures, congenital deformities, lesions and hand injuries/conditions. Hand physiotherapists are available at this clinic.
North South North West Statewide
THS Southern and Northern Regions
Plastics clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic for assessment and management of a variety of skin and hand conditions and injuries, and also contractures and congenital deformities.
It does not provide routine skin checks or tattoo removal.
All skin lesions other than (suspected) melanoma should be biopsied prior to referral.
Burns and burn scar management to be referred to Burns
Procedure not routinely performed.
Please refer to the following Department of Health and Human Services documents:
THS North West Region
Patients requiring immediate surgical intervention should be referred to the Emergency Department or discussed with the Plastics Registrar.
A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.
Referrals are registered by the clinic to which they are referred and are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines.
Refer suspected Melanoma without delay. Please include details of site and size of lesion.
Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority:
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 Plastics Registrar to organise urgent assessment 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
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