Adult Cystic Fibrosis

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


Tasmanian Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit (TACFU) coordinates the care of adult patients with proven cystic fibrosis and will assess those individuals with suspected cystic fibrosis.

For appointments or enquires regarding Cystic Fibrosis please ring the CF coordinator via RHH Switch.

Cystic Fibrosis Clinics are held at Wellington Clinics and the Telstra Building, Level 5, 70 Collins Street, Hobart.

TACFU is a multidisciplinary unit and co-ordinates the care with physicians and other allied health staff.



  • FBE
  • LFT
  • U&E
  • Coagulation profile
  • Fasting BSL
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D
  • Iron studies


  • CXR


Spirometry (if available)

Interim/GP management

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

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.


Severe respiratory distress
Clinical judgement

Urgent / category 1

For appointments or enquiries regarding CF, please contact RHH CF Coordinator via the switchboard.
Newly diagnosed cystic fibrosis 
Suspected but undiagnosed cystic fibrosis
Patients with known cystic fibrosis

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Cystic Fibrosis Association


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.


We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks.

Patients with suspected lung cancer will be seen within one week.

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Respiratory Department and/or the relevant doctor for urgent assessment.


We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks.


Next available appointment.