This page is for General Practitioners and other health professionals wanting to refer their patient to West Moreton Health (WMH) for specialist clinical care and support, it contains information on services, eligibility requirements and referral pathways.
Specialist outpatient services provide assessment and management of conditions which require specialist opinion above that available within the primary healthcare setting.
Please visit HealthPathways for up to date information about COVID-19 care pathways and referral information for GPs.
A wide range of community-based services are available at WMH which GPs can refer into to support the care management of their patients.
WMH provides a wide range of services supporting people with mental health issues and drug and alcohol problems, which GPs can refer into to access specialised support for their patients and their families.
WMHs rural health services provide a wide range of services to support their community including:
- inpatient services
- outpatient services
- emergency departments
- allied health
- mental health
- alcohol and other drugs services
- oral health care
- child health
- other visiting services.
This service provides navigation across the lifespan to those individuals who have complex medical conditions.
Nurse navigation, nurse practitioner and midwife navigation service referrals
Virtual care technology is helping WMH expand its reach and provide more care closer to home. Telehealth and mobile-enabled care use videoconferencing technology to connect people in the community to specialist health expertise.
Shared care is an arrangement between a GP and a birthing hospital or other birth setting. Patients see GPs for some pregnancy appointments and also have appointments at the hospital in early and later pregnancy.
Provision of general and emergency dental care with no out-of-pocket expenses to eligible patients throughout the West Moreton region at hospitals, community clinics and schools.
Rehabilitation services are delivered at Ipswich and Boonah hospitals through inpatient services and through the Community Based Rehabilitation Team (CBRT).
Secure Transfer Service
Have you updated your practice and provider contact details in the Secure Transfer Service (STS) address book to receive discharge letters and ED letters for your patients electronically into your practice software?
The STS address book contains health care listings, practitioners and provider information. The public hospitals use this General Practitioner (GP) address book to know where to send important clinical information such as discharge summaries and clinical letters to GPs. To help ensure correspondence is directed to the right doctor, at the right location, please ensure the address book is updated every time there is a change to staff members or provider information at the clinic.
Register for access to the Health Provider Portal
Contact Practice Support for help with listing GPs at your practice on the STS directory if you are having difficulties with registration.
The grand round provides general practice health professionals with continuing professional development via interactive learning sessions. They deliver evidence-based clinical education for general practitioners and general practice learners.
Grand rounds are an established and important patient-centred, clinical-led platform for the sharing of medical knowledge and best practice between primary care and the Hospital and Health Service within West Moreton to improve patient care.
Disclaimer: The information contained within the grand rounds videos on this webpage does not constitute professional advice and should not be relied upon as such. Nothing contained in the grand rounds videos is intended to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for a health professional's advice. Clinical material available on or through this webpage does not replace clinical judgement.
West Moreton HealthPathways
HealthPathways offers clinicians locally agreed information to make the right decisions together with patients, at the point of care.
The pathways are designed primarily for general practice teams, but are also available to specialists, allied health professionals, and other health professionals in your region.
Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN services map
This map provides information by local government area (LGA) on primary and community-based commissioned services across mental health, multicultural health, aged care, alcohol and other drugs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, child and youth health, after hours and chronic conditions.
Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN services map
Nursing and Midwifery Graduate Program
GP point of care poster
The GP point of care poster provides quick access (via QR codes) to frequently used resources including the Health Professionals webpage, HealthPathways, Hospital in the Home and Grand Rounds.
It also includes contact information for referrals, Emergency Department SMO and Specialist Outpatient Department enquiries.
It is available for GPs to print and display in their offices.
- GP point of care poster (PDF)