Routine outpatient referrals

As of 24 February 2014, all non-urgent GP referrals to doctor-led outpatient clinics at Fremantle Hospital (FH) should be sent to the Central Referral Service (external site).

Referrals are accepted on the letterhead of the GP, generated from your practice software or using an online referral form. The following patient information is required:

  • date of birth
  • address
  • contact phone numbers
  • Medicare number (including expiry date)
  • patients maiden name
  • language requirements (interpreter)
  • current medication and allergy information
  • weight (particularly if over 120 kilograms)
  • copies of relevant investigations and reports
  • GP contact details.

Other information may also be helpful

Confused patients

When a patient has dementia, agreements are often made to have appointment details mailed to their carer or relative to arrange transport and ensure they attend. Please indicate if this applies in the ‘special needs’ section of the referral form.

Priority

Referrals are clinically prioritised as:

  • Urgent: Priority 1 (0 – 30 days)
  • Semi urgent: Priority 2 (31 – 90 days)
  • Routine: Priority 3 (91 – 365 days)