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Gynaecology & Gynae Choices

Gynaecology:

This clinic sees patients for a pre-operative assessment just prior to theatre date and for post-operative follow-up.

Gynae Choices:

The focus of this clinic is informed pregnancy advice and appropriate referral for procedures. A social worker and women's health nurse attend each clinic.

Scope

Gynaecology:

This clinic is primarily a pre-operative assessment and post-operative clinic. Very few new referrals are accepted based on Consultants triage.

Most gynaecological patients should be referred for their first visit to the private rooms of any of the nominated consultants

  • There is a cost to the patient associated with these visits
  • The individual consultant is responsible for payment arrangements
  • Patients who require surgery will be referred to the Geelong Hospital Surgery waiting list from the private rooms

Patients are seen in the clinic for a peri-operative assessment just prior to theatre date and for post-operative follow-up

Gynae Choices:

  • No procedures are performed in the clinic on the day of the appointment
  • Capacity is limited to six (6) patients per week

Referral Process

Gynaecology:

  • Forward a standard referral letter to the private rooms of the nominated consultant staff
  • Referrals will be triaged by the consultant staff for suitability to the service and urgency
  • If a referral is rejected, the GP will be notified to refer on.

Gynae Choices:

  • Complete gynae choices referral template (see link to the right)
  • Approximate gestation is required to assist in triaging
  • All referral must be faxed to outpatients
  • Both GP & patient will be notified of receipt of referral and expected waiting time for appointment.

Reassessment Process

For patients who require reassessment regarding planned surgery or planned appointments, a new referral should be faxed through. In order to facilitate access the new referral must contain the following information:

  • State the referral is an update for a current patient
  • Date of original referral
  • Reason for requesting a review of referral. Eg. deterioration in clinical condition, pathology
  • The GP will be notified of the outcome of the re-triage process.

Last Modified: Friday, 15 February 2019

Contact

Address: Outpatients Department, Bellerine Centre Level 3, Geelong Hospital

Phone Numbers: If you wish to refer a patient to the Choices clinic, please phone 03 4215 0777

Fax referrals for the Choices clinic to: 03 4215 0806

GP Hotline for urgent bookings: If you wish to discuss the triage of your patient or require additional information about your patient's referral, please ring the GP hotline on 03 4215 1398 (for doctors only).

Fax: 03 4215 1383