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This page contains information for general practitioners on how to refer patients aged 16 years and over to Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Upper GI Surgery services at Mater Hospital Brisbane.
Mater Hospital Brisbane accepts surgical referrals for breast and endocrine, colorectal, hepatobiliary and upper GI surgery.
Mater Hospital Brisbane does not have the facility for transplant surgery, neurosurgery or cardio-thoracic surgery. Referrals for these services can be sent to Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Please note that referrals for breast reconstruction should be forwarded to the Mater Plastic Surgery Department.
Please include all of the minimum referral requirements and:
- Please refer to appropriate sub-specialty where appropriate
- Include recent endoscopy / colonoscopy report (where appropriate)
- Imaging, including film and reports (where appropriate)
Mater Adult Referral Form
Referrals can be faxed to 07 3163 8548.
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.
- Palpable tumours
- Biopsy proven melanoma
- CT or colonoscopy demonstrating colonic neoplasm
- Positive FOBT
- Symptomatic gallstones
- Symptomatic hernia
- Progressive dysphagia
- Chronic anal fissure
- Previous polyps requires colonoscopy this year
- Asymptomatic hernia
- Benign lumps (lipoma)
- Rectal prolapse
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
* For urgent cases (e.g. near obstructing colorectal tumour) please contact the registrar from the respective General Surgical Unit to facilitate priority review.
Your patient may want to consider a referral to a private specialist.
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.
If you wish to discuss a referral with a medical officer from this specialty, please contact 07 3163 8111 and ask to speak with the registrar from the respective general surgical unit.
Alternatively, contact the Clinical Nurse – Referral and Appointment Management Service on 07 3163 6866.
Content reviewed 23/12/15
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