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Geriatric Medicine


+ Emergency

If you believe your patient requires immediate attention please phone 000 or refer your patient to the emergency department.

+ Useful management information

Nil

+ Standard referral information to be included in all referrals

Essential referral information

  • FBC, E/LFTs, B12, Folate, TFI’s, TSH, MSU, ESR, U&E,
  • HBA1C (diabetic)
  • Vit D levels (osteoporosis)
  • MMSE (if possible)
  • CT scans, (if applicable)
  • Name and contact details of carer
  • Current living arrangements
  • Home access issues
  • CT scans, USS,MPS (if Applicable)
  • Community services currently in place
  • Any recent discharge summaries

Some Geriatric Medicine conditions may be included under conditions listed in General Medicine. Please review these criteria before referring.

+ Additional referral information for referrals

Nil 



Last updated: Monday, August 13, 2018

Send referrals to


Secure messaging:
Secure web transfer IQ43050005G

General Fax:
3810 1438

Priority Fax for urgent category 1 referrals:
3413 7277

Post:
Outpatients Referrals Centre
PO Box 73, Ipswich
Queensland, 4305

Patient Enquiries:
3810 1217

GP/Specialist Referral Enquiry:
3810 1869 or 3810 1858


Named referrals

If you would like to send a named referral, please address it to the specialist on the referral template, who will allocate a suitably qualified specialist to see the patient.

From July 1 2017 Commonwealth growth funding has been capped. This changes how WMHS can fund its growth as an organisation. Named referrals from GP’s help support hospital funding through a Medicare bulk-billing arrangement. The new federal funding model incorporates specific pricing for patients which removes concerns around ‘double dipping'. This benefits hospital and patient services.


Patient must bring

  • Medicare card
  • Any concession cards (e.g. Pension, Health Care, DVA, PBS Safety Net, ADF, etc)