Burns - Acute
North South North West Statewide
All referrals should comply to referral standards and also include:
- Reason for referral:
- Refer to criteria for specialised burns treatment under additional comments on Burns Clinic page.
- Current health
- Medications and allergies
- Wound and throat swabs
- Occasional venous bloods
To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Burns clinic page for the full referral process and templates.
Supportive treatment in acute phase such as analgesia and hydration.
Direct link to Health Pathways burns injury page
For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.
Urgent / category 1
All burns requiring specialised burns treatment
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.
Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to (03) 6166 8566 and appointment date, time and advice will be given.
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