From April – August 2022, the Department will contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form. This forms part of a routine audit 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 the Referral Standard guidelines and include in particular:
- History of condition including diagnosis
- Past treatments and response
- ENT consult required for patients presenting with voice disorder
- Paediatric workup required for children presenting with complex feeding issues
To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Speech Pathology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.
For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.
Known or suspected dysphagia with aspiration pneumonia and/or weight loss
Urgent / category 1
Communication impairment affecting social participation/work/relationships
Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.