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Breast and Endocrine - public patients

Purpose

This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to Breast and Endocrine services at Mater Hospital Brisbane.

Scope of Service

The Breast and Endocrine team provide services to men and women with abnormal breast conditions and cytologically proven Breast Cancers.

Referral Criteria

At present, the service is receiving a higher number of referrals and many of these patients have not had adequate investigation results for our team to be able to safely prioritise appointments.

GPs are urged to investigate all new breast symptoms as per the NBOCC Guidelines and  include this information in the patients’ referral:- Investigation of a new breast symptom, a guide for General Practitioners - Cancer Australia

Please note: investigation includes a Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB) and/or a core biopsy. This information is essential so that patients at greatest risk will be appropriately prioritised.

Mater Adult Referral Form

Referrals can be faxed to 07 3163 8548.

Medical Imaging Referrals

GPs can refer patients directly to Mater Hospital Brisbane (MHB) radiology department for relevant investigations.  If the imaging request is for FNA or core biopsy, a pathology request form is also required.

Medical Imaging will accept requests on any Medical Imaging request form or letterhead.

Telephone 07 3163 8503

Fax 07 3163 1850

Please note: in these cases this referral to the Medical Imaging department:-

-  Does not constitute a referral to the Breast and Endocrine service

-  The referring GP is responsible for checking and acting upon the result of the investigation

-  For patients who require a referral for breast reconstruction please send a named referral to the Plastic_Surgery_Department

Referral Categorisation

Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority

This should be used as a general guideline only -- categorisation will be based on the individual referral.

PRIORITY SEMI-URGENT ROUTINE

- The Breast and Endocrine service endeavor to see women (and men) with abnormal breast conditions in a timely manner.

- Our aim is that women (and men) with cytologically proven Breast Cancers within 2 weeks of receipt of their referral.

   
Mater endeavours to see all priority patients within 30 days from GP referral Mater endeavours to see all semi urgent patients within 3 months from GP referral Mater endeavours to see all routine referrals within 12 months from GP referral

 

Our Specialists

Dr Chris Pyke Breast and Endocrine Surgical Specialist
Dr Christopher Allan Breast and Endocrine Surgical Specialist
Dr Jason Lambley Breast and Endocrine Surgical Specialist
Dr Geoff Muduioa Breast and Endocrine Surgical Specialist

 

Bulk Billed Clinics

Mater Health Services offers patients the opportunity to attend bulk billed clinics. To provide your patient with the opportunity to attend a bulk billed specialist clinic, please provide a named referral to one of our specialists listed above.

Contact Us

If you wish to discuss a referral with a nurse from this specialty, please contact 07 3163 8111 and ask to speak with the Specialist Clinical Nurse Consultant in the breast care team, pager number 0732

Alternatively, contact the Clinical Nurse – Referral and Appointment Management Service on 07 3163 6866.

Pre-Referral Guidelines

Content reviewed 23/12/15

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