Our COVID-19 pandemic response – changes to services
From July 1, Category 3 specialist outpatient referrals that were previously returned to general practitioners can now be re-referred to the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service.
From August 1, WBHHS started to accept new Category 3 specialist outpatient referrals.
These outpatient referrals were temporarily returned to general practitioners due to the national suspension of non-urgent elective surgery, as part of Australia’s COVID-19 response. This meant all Category 3 elective surgeries and some Category 2 elective surgeries were temporarily postponed, and Category 3 outpatient referrals could not be accepted.
For more information about specialist outpatient appointments or elective surgery, go to: