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.
Assessment and management of adults and children with Jack Jumper allergy
North South North West Statewide
Patients with history of anaphylaxis to stinging insects can be seen in this clinic.
Venom immunotherapy is only available for Jack Jumpers, Bees and Wasps.
Note: Non-insect allergies are not seen in this Clinic.
THS Northern and North West Regions: Initial assessment and initiation of treatment by Royal Hobart Hospital. Maintenance Clinic at NWRH managed by Royal Hobart Hospital.
Emergency conditions/symptoms include (not an exhaustive list):
A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.
Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines.
Referrals are registered by the clinic and are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines.
Emergency patient should be sent directly to the Emergency Department.
Referrals accepted from GP's, Emergency Departments and Medical Specialists.
Note: A GP Referral is required for venom immunotherapy. A Specialist or ED referral will be accepted but will only cover the initial consultation (3 month referral). GP referral will be required for ongoing management.
The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), Action Plan can be used as a guide to the severity of an anaphylactic reaction.
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 / 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
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