Community and Geriatric Medicine

About us

We offer inpatient and outpatient assessment and rehabilitation services for older people. We provide specialist comprehensive geriatric assessments for a range of age-related conditions including:

  • dementia and cognitive impairment
  • balance and mobility impairments
  • continence problems
  • polypharmacy
  • general medical problems experienced in older age. 

We take a multidisciplinary approach with input from medical, nursing and allied health staff.

Our services include:

  • inpatient and ambulatory assessment and rehabilitation
  • general clinics to assess a wide range of problems
  • Aged Care Assessment Team assessments
  • home visiting medical reviews
  • the regional Parkinson’s disease service
  • country visiting service (medical clinics in Geraldton and Narrogin).  

Our inpatient services are based in Ward V5 at Fremantle Hospital.

Our staff members also work in the orthopaedic wards and assist in treating patients with hip fractures and similar conditions.

Outpatient and rehabilitation services

We run outpatient assessment and rehabilitation services at the D4 Rehabilitation Centre. This includes specialist clinics for memory, balance and mobility, continence, Parkinson’s disease, allied health.

Aged Care Assessment Team

The Fremantle Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) conducts inpatient and  home-based assessments for residential care, transitional care and community support services and is located with our offices on Level 5, V Block, Fremantle Hospital. 

Patient information

We encourage you to be actively involved in all aspects of your health care and invite you to read the Patient First booklet found throughout Fremantle Hospital.

Information for health professionals

Information for GPs

Referrals

All routine general referrals should be made on a general adult referral form available from the Central Referral Service (external site).

Fax: 1300 365 056 
Post:
Central Referral Service
PO Box 3462
Midland WA 6056
Or via Secure Message (mMex) to: central@mmex.gsmhn.com.au

Immediate/urgent referrals

If the patient requires urgent review in a specialist clinic you must:

  • first discuss this with the relevant registrar or consultant via switchboard on 9431 3333
  • fax the referral (with any attached reports), clearly marked 'urgent' and stating the name of the doctor you have spoken to, to the Fremantle Hospital Central Receipting Clinic on 9431 2009 or to the departmental fax if so directed.
  • ensure the fax header clearly identifies:
    • patient's name
    • clinic referred to
    • appointment date
    • total number of pages.

Contact us

Department Office

Location – Level 5, V Block, Fremantle Hospital, Alma Street, Fremantle
Phone: +61 8 9431 2673
Fax: +61 8 9431 2993
Email: FH_DCGM@health.wa.gov.au

D4 Rehabilitation Centre

Location: D Block
Fremantle Hospital
Alma Street, Fremantle
Phone:  9431 3650
Fax: 9431 3666
Email: FH.D4RehabCentre@health.wa.gov.au

Hours of operation

8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

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