Our three general medical units provide general medical inpatient and outpatient services, and tertiary referral for complex medical patients.
General medicine see patients with:
- undifferentiated medical conditions including unclear diagnosis
- suspected malignancy without a tissue diagnosis (which is required for referral to Oncology services)
- multiple comorbidities where referral to two or more individual clinics will represent a burden on the patient
The service also reviews patients with single organ problems that do not require intervention by sub-specialists. There are a wide range of specialists, including infectious diseases, cardiology, endocrinology, renal, geriatrics, respiratory medicine and peri-operative.
All patients referred to specialist clinics are assigned to a priority category based on their clinical need and related psychosocial factors.
Many of our patients are admitted from Emergency and some are treated through our Hospital in the Home service.
|General Medical 1||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre||THU|
|General Medical 2||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 9 North||TUE|
|General Medical 3||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre||THU|
We accept GP and specialist referrals for this service.
Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.
To refer a patient, complete and send your referral to Outpatients by fax to (03) 9342 4234.
You can use the following form or a template from your own system:
Referrals should include:
- relevant clinical history for the patient
- the reason for referral
- patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
- your details and provider number
- the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)
- if your patient requires ongoing management, please identify the referral as being "indefinite"