Acute Burns/Scar Review
The Department will periodically contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form. This is part of routine waitlist auditing to ensure patient details are up to date. If you receive this SMS, please update your details.
North South North West Statewide
All referrals should comply with referral standards and also include:
- Reason for referral (see referral criteria for specialised burns treatment)
- Current health
- Medications and allergies
For scar review, also include:
- Details of the original burn and treatment including site and size
- Current condition of scar
- Co-morbidities which may delay healing
To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Burns clinic page for the full referral process and templates.
Provide 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
Post skin graft Burns that took >2-3 weeks to heal
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 faxed to 03 6173 0202. For advice during Business Hours contact the Burns Outpatient Clinic RHH, Ph: 6166 0098. After hours advise can be provided through the Burns Unit K9 East, Ph: 6166 8566.
We will endeavour to see these patients within one week, or sooner if clinically indicated.