Dietitian Clinic: Nutrition support, gastroenterology and other conditions not covered by other clinics for adults
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
Accept referrals from GP's in relation to existing patients requiring assistance. However start-up referrals only accepted from Paediatricians or Clinical Nurse Consultant Gastrostomy Care.
All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:
- Medical history and symptoms
- Known food allergies and intolerances
- Three day diet history
- Weight history
- Results of any tests appropriate for the referral type are helpful – such as allergy testing, gut function, bowel issues, renal dysfunction, general biochemistry etc
To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Nutrition and Dietetics clinic page for the full referral process and templates.
Clinical Nurse Consultant Gastrostomy Care manages most patients in southern Tasmania and can give over-the-phone advice. Please contact RHH switch (03) 6166 8308.
For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.
THS Southern Region: Please contact CNC Gastrostomy Care through RHH switch BEFORE going to Emergency Department (if within business hours). If not, proceed to Emergency Department (ED).
Urgent / category 1
Patient has not eaten for three days or longer.
Semi-urgent / category 2
Unintentional loss of weight – more than 10% body mass.
Insufficient weight gain/poor growth in children.
Routine / category 3
Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.
Clinics held fortnightly: Wednesday
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.
Next available appointment