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Discharge summaries

Discharge summaries

GP Liaison Unit

Phone: 07 5202 3822
Mobile: 0439 591 731
Fax: 07 5202 1044

Same day discharge summary policy

Timely, concise and accurate communication to the GP and other health care providers fundamentally supports the continued safe care of patients upon discharge from hospital.

In the Sunshine Hospital and Health Service, discharge summaries must be complete and available at the time the patient is discharged from hospital and a copy provided to the general practitioner to support continuity of care.

Unless deemed clinically inappropriate by the treating consultant, each patient or carer receives a hard copy of their discharge summary at the time of discharge.

NB: this procedure does not apply to all our services. Excluded services include outpatient clinics, Day Unit Intervention and Therapy (DUIT) patients, routine renal dialysis patients, routine chemotherapy patients and admitted antenatal patients with a pregnancy hand-held record (except post-partum patients).

Please contact the GP Liaison Unit for questions or more information.

Last updated: 30 October 2019