General Practice Liaison Unit
1. Referring to Paediatric Outpatients
One of our aims at the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) is to ensure GP-referred patients are prioritised safely, quickly and efficiently. The WCH currently has guidelines and criteria for over 100 of the most common reasons for which GPs consider referring children. Before you write a referral, please review and use the relevant guideline and criteria.
WCH referrals are best typed into the WCH referral templates, which are available for most GP software systems in Section 2: Referral Templates and Forms.
Alternatively if you refer Paediatric outpatients to Flinders Medical Centre (FMC), you may choose to use the following guidelines:
We expect the forthcoming HealthPathways system to supersede these current referral pathways and guidelines with a single set of outpatient management and referral guidelines for SA.
HealthPathways is an online manual used by clinicians to help make assessment, management, and specialist request decisions. The system originated in New Zealand. SA Health, in partnership with the APHN and Country SA PHN is working to establish HealthPathways in SA.
2. Referral Templates and Forms
3. WCH Clinic and Consultant list
last modified: 24 Aug 2017