Ear Nose Throat (ENT)

Assessment and management of all ENT disorders

Scope

No cosmetic procedures will be assessed or undertaken in these clinics

Referral Process

  • Complete surgical referral template (see link to the right)
  • All referrals must be faxed to outpatients
  • All referrals are triaged for urgency
  • Provision of appropriate clinical information within the "reason for patient referral" section of the referral form is essential for accurate triaging and access to services.  This will also assist with arranging appropriate Allied Health assessments where necessary
  • Please provide copies of audiograms and any relevant pathology
  • 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. E.g. deterioration in clinical condition, pathology

The GP will be notified of the outcome of the re-triage process.

Contact
  • Phone Numbers:

    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. All other Outpatients enquiries to 4215 1396).

    Referral fax number: 03 4215 1383

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.