Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Metropolitan Referral Unit (MRU)

Nursing and Midwifery

Metropolitan Referral Unit (MRU)

The MRU provides a centralised single point of contact for a range of services to support hospital avoidance and early supported discharge and is the only entry point for patients requiring referral to:

  • Health Care at Home (HC@H)
  • Country Home Link (CHL)

To make a referral contact the MRU

  • 7 days a week 8am to 6pm (4pm on weekends) page the
  • Discharge Liaison on 5898

Outside these hours fax the referral form to extension 18204. Forms are available by clicking on the Metropolitan Referral Icon on all desktops.

The MRU also provides information on

  • Early supported discharge and hospital avoidance services
  • Identifying potential transfers to country / rural hospitals / interstate
  • Liaising with appropriate staff members and teams
  • Organising transport arrangements for hospital transfers and discharges
  • MedSTAR, RFDS, SAAS
  • Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS)

And can assist with referrals for

  • Nursing/midwifery care
  • Paediatric/neonatal care
  • Medication management
  • IV therapy
  • Palliative care support
  • Allied health services
  • Accessing local community services

Metropolitan Referral Unit - Information poster

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last modified: 27 Feb 2020