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Palliative Care

+ Reason for referral

Must state what assistance is required:

  • home visits
  • outpatient appointment
  • hospital admission
  • hospice admission
  • intra-hospital transfer
  • provision of equipment only or
  • notification only
  • acute symptom management
  • End of Life Care

+ Standard referral information to be included in all referrals

Essential referral information

 Please consider including this information in the referral as it may assist with triaging.

  • FBC, UE, LFT, corrected Calcium, LDH, TSH, MSU
  • Recent relevant radiology including MRI, CT, Bone Scan, USS and x-ray
  • Current symptoms
  • Current medication history
  • Allergies
  • Current EPOA, Advance Health Directive details
  • Recent Oncology / Radiation Oncology correspondence regarding current and future treatment plans
  • Other services involved in care 


+ Additional referral information for referrals

  • Nil

Last updated: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Send referrals to

Secure messaging:
Secure web transfer IQ43050005G

General Fax:
3810 1438

Priority Fax for urgent category 1 referrals:
3413 7277

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)