The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery service provides specialised surgical procedures and outpatient clinics.

We care for patients who need:

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Cleft palate and other deformities of the head, skull, face, neck and jaw
  • Skin cancer treatment
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Nerve surgery

We run Outpatient clinics for plastic and hand surgery, and hand and wound:

  • Plastic and hand surgery clinic enables plastic surgeons to consult with patients needing reconstructive surgery opinion, treatment and pre and post operative reviews.
  • Hand and wound clinic specialises in care and treatment of hand fractures, wounds or forearm surgery. This clinic offers complete hand therapy services including rehabilitation, wound care and dressing changes, scar management, casting and splinting.

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

Plastic Surgery City Campus Day Centre Room, Level 7 West WED
Plastic Surgery City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED
Plastic Surgery (Specialist Clinics) City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED
Plastics Brachial Plexus City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED
Plastics Craniofacial City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED
Plastics Hand and Wound City Campus Fracture Reception, Level 1 West MON, TUE, THU
Plastics Urgent City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South WED

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
  • Your appointment book
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • 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.