PEG Clinics: Nurse Specialist and Dietitian for adults and paediatric patients

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

Pre-referral work-up


Accept referrals from GP's in relation to existing patients requiring assistance. However start-up referrals only accepted from Paediatricians or PEG nurse.

All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • Growth or weight history
  • Known food allergies and intolerances
  • Please ask the patient or carer to take a copy of their feeding regime when they see the dietitian


Results of any tests appropriate for the referral type are helpful – such as allergy testing, gut function, bowel issues, renal dysfunction, general biochemistry etc.

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Nutrition and Dietetics clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

THS Southern Region

Endoscopy Nurse Specialist manages most patients in Southern Tasmania and can give over-the-phone advice. Please contact RHH switch.

THS North West Region

Patients needing specialist advice can be referred.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.


PEG pulled out.

Urgent / category 1

Intolerance of feeds – vomiting, diarrhoea, bloating, pain

Semi-urgent / category 2

Unintentional weight loss or weight gain

Routine / category 3

Routine monitoring of PEG site and tube management

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 9.00 am - 12.30 pm Telstra Building


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.


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