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Maxillo-facial


+ Emergency

If the patient is presenting with a life threatening emergency, please refer the patient to the emergency department (via ambulance if necessary) or seek emergent medical advice if in a remote region.

+ Minimum referral criteria - Does your patient meet the minimum referral criteria?

+ Standard referral information To be included in all referrals

 

Essential referral information

Without this information the referral will be rejected

Facial Fractures:

  • CT face
  • Contact registrar to arrange an outpatient appointment within 5-7 days

Mandibular fractures:

  • OPG and PA mandible (plain films)

Salivary Glands:

  • Sialogram or US or CT as indicated

Skin Cancer (head/neck/face):

  • Any biopsy results

Orthognathic cases or Facial Deformity:

  • OPG
  • PA ceph
  • Lateral ceph (plain films)

Dental or Bony pathology:

  • OPG

+ Additional referral information for all Maxillo- Facial referrals

Out of Catchment

West Moreton Health is responsible for providing a public health service to people who reside within its catchment area. To appropriately manage demand for service we do not accept referrals from outside this catchment area. If your patient does live outside the West Moreton Health area and it is deemed socially or clinically necessary for their care to be received in the West Moreton Health Service, inclusion of information regarding their particular medical and/or social factors will assist with the triaging of your referral.



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)