Referrals for all neurosurgical disorders, but due to limited appointments, patients may be referred to Melbourne.
Referrals will not be accepted for second opinions
- Complete surgical referral template (see link at right)
- To assist with triage, ensure appropriate investigation results are included in the referral, as well as appropriate clinical information within the "reason for patient referral" section of the referral form
- All referrals must be faxed through to outpatients
- The specialists triage all referrals - a small number of patients will need to be seen in Melbourne and this will be indicated when necessary
- Both GP & patient will be notified of receipt of referral and expected waiting time for appointment
- Patients must bring all relevant medical imaging and medications with them to the appointment or they cannot be seen
- 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:
- State the referral is an update for a current patient
- Date of original referral
- Reason for requesting a review of referral. E.g. deterioration in clinical condition, pathology
The GP will be notified of the outcome of the re-triage process.
Last Modified: Friday, 15 February 2019
Address: Outpatients Department, Bellerine Centre Level 3, University Hospital Geelong
Phone Numbers: GP hotline: 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).
Referral fax number: 03 4215 1383