Our Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery service specialises in the treatment of Head and Neck Oncology, Otoneurological disorders and Skull Base surgery. The service is also known as Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT).

The service forms an integral part of the Head and Neck Oncology Unit and works closely with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery services.

We hold a weekly Specialist Consultant clinic and a weekly Registrar clinic. Head and Neck Oncology patients are seen in a weekly Multidisciplinary Specialist clinic.

Clinics

Ear Nose Throat City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 Centre TUE, FRI
Head and Neck Multidisciplinary City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 Centre WED
OHNS City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 Centre THU
Voice Disorders City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 Centre FRI

Referrals

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 provider number
  • the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)

Special referral instructions

Urgent referrals for the Head and Neck Tumour Stream can be faxed to the service.

All other Outpatient clinic referrals are triaged. Currently, due to resource constraints, the Royal Melbourne ENT department is focusing our efforts on treating Head and Neck Cancer and Neurotology/Skull Base problems in a timely fashion. Consequently, our waiting list for routine general ENT problems exceeds 24 months.