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+ Emergency

If any of the following are present or suspected, please refer the patient to the emergency department (via ambulance if necessary) or seek emergent medical advice if in a remote region.

  • Crescendo or multiple recent TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) / amaurosis fugax
  • Acute aortic dissection
  • Ruptured AAA
  • Symptomatic AAA (abdominal/back pain/tenderness, compressive symptoms, distal embolisation)
  • Axillary vein thrombosis, iliofemoral DVT
  • Active infection in leg with peripheral arterial disease
  • Diabetic foot infection (refer to high-risk foot pathway)
  • Acute arterial ischemia/threatened limb
  • Thrombosed AVF (refer to vascular registrar on call or the renal access nurse)

Vascular Medicine or Vascular Surgery is not serviced by West Moreton Health, please refer to Metro South Health Service

+ Out of scope services

The following are not routinely provided in a public Vascular service.

  • Asymptomatic / cosmetic varicose veins

+ Notes

  • Please note that where appropriate and where available, the referral may be streamed to an associated public allied health and/or nursing service. Access to some specific services may include initial assessment and management by associated public allied health and/or nursing, which may either facilitate or negate the need to see the public medical specialist.
  • A change in patient circumstance (such as condition deteriorating, or becoming pregnant) may affect the urgency categorisation and should be communicated as soon as possible.
  • Please indicate in the referral if the patient is unable to access mandatory tests or investigations as they incur a cost or are unavailable locally.

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.


To provide feedback about contents on this website or general referral questions please email or phone 3413 7402.

Last updated: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Send referrals to Metro South Health Service

Templates: Click here for Best Practice referral template

Click here for Medical director referral template

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Medical Objects: MQ4113000HC
HealthLink EDI: qldmshrh

General Fax: 1300 364 248 

Central Referral Hub
PO Box 4195
Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

Patient Enquiries: 
1300 364 155

Named referrals

If you would like to send a named referral please address to: Director of Vascular

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)