Our Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), Head and Neck Surgery service specialises in the treatment of head and neck cancer and base of the skull surgery.

We care for people who are in hospital, have been to hospital or need to come to hospital for:

  • Head and neck cancer surgery
  • Treatment of tumours relating to the base of the skull

How to access this service

You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.

If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.

Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue. Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.

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

What to bring

Every time you come to hospital

Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For an overnight (or longer) stay

If you come for an overnight (or longer stay), you should also bring:

  • A dressing gown and slippers, or comfortable day clothes and shoes
  • Your toiletries
  • Your iPad/tablet or smart phone, provided you are happy to take responsibility for it
For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book
  • TAC or Workcover claim number
Do not bring (for overnight or longer stay)

And if you're staying overnight, do not bring:

  • Your handbag, wallet, purse or large amounts of cash. Just bring a small amount for items such as newspapers, magazines or coffee

  • Valuables, such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.