Before referring your patient
Before referring your patient you may request access to:
- Status of Specialist Outpatient Waiting Lists
- Estimated Waiting Times
Phone the number listed under the speciality.
Referring your patient
When we receive your referral
If the referral does not contain sufficient information to accurately categorise the level of clinical urgency, it cannot be accepted and will be returned for further detail.
All referrals received by the Specialist Outpatients Department will be categorised based on the Queensland Health criteria for allocation of clinical urgency categories.
Once the referral has been categorised, the patient is added to the waitlist and will receive a phone call or letter about their appointment.
After you refer your patient
Changes to your patient’s clinical status
Please maintain clinical supervision of your patient’s condition prior to the initial consultation with the specialist.
Please notify the hospital in writing of any changes to the patient’s clinical status. The need for re-categorisation will then be considered.
Shared ongoing management
Specialists at our clinics will request copies of your patient's pathology tests from Pathology Queensland laboratories to be sent directly to you.
Please request copies of tests done through private laboratories to be sent specifically to the specialist seeing your patient (rather than copied only to the hospital).