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Gynaecology - public patients


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

Scope of Service

This service includes referrals for:

-  Colposcopy clinic

-  Urogynaecology

-  General gynaecology

-  Adolescent gynaecology

-  Menopause planning

-  Fertility assessment

-  Advanced endoscopic surgery

Mater Health Services does not have the facility to accept referrals for:

-  Tubal ligation

-  Reversal of tubal ligation

-  Contraceptive advice

-  Well women clinic

-  Routine pap smears

-  Elective procedures for women on haemodialysis


Referral Criteria

Please include all of the minimum referral requirements and:

For post menopausal bleeding – transvaginal ultrasound for endometrial thickness, pap smear.

For ovarian cyst – pelvic USS and CA 125

For menorrhagia – pelvic ultrasound, FBC, TSH if signs and symptoms of thyroid disease

For postcoistal bleeding – pap smear, HVS, endocervical swab (or first-catch urine) for Chlamydia and gonorrhoea PCR

Intermenstrual bleeding – pelvic USS, pap smear, HVS, endocervical swab (or first-catch urine) for chlamydia and gonorrhoea PCR

For abnormal pap smear – pap smear, refer to colposcopy (NHMRC guidelines)

For pelvic pain – pelvic ultrasound, HVS, endocervical swab (or first-catch urine) for chlamydia and gonorrhoea PCR

For infertility – pelvic USS, seminal fluid analysis of partner, mid-luteal phase Progesterone, endocervical swab (or first-catch urine) for chlamydia and gonorrhoea PCR

For incontinence – MSU, urine for cytology

For prolapse - Nil

For recurrent pregnancy loss – FBC, TFT, HbA1c, Thrombocytopenia screen, Group and antibodies, TORCH screen, Hep B &C, HIV and Pelvic USS.


Mater Adult Referral Form

Referrals can be faxed to 07 3163 8548.

Anticipated Waiting Times for Appointments

Available appointments are provided to our patients based on clinical priority

Examples only (not a complete list of referrals accepted). This should be used as a general guideline only – categorisation will be based on the individual referral.


-  Post-menopausal bleeding

-  HSIL in pap smear

-  Ovarian cyst with raised tumour markers

All other referrals

Approximately 3 weeks in usual situations. Most patients are seen within 3 months in usual situations.


Our Specialists

Dr Michael Beckmann Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Elize Bolton Deputy Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Kym Warhurst Gynaecologist
Dr Paul Conaghan Gynaecologist
Dr David Hodgson Gynaecologist
Dr Tal Jacobson Gynaecologist
Dr Sarah Janssens Gynaecologist
Dr David Moore Gynaecologist
Dr Huda Safa Gynaecologist
Dr Michael Wynn-Williams Gynaecologist
Dr Peta Wright Gynaecologist/Adolescent Gynaecology
Dr Amy Mellor Gyanecologist/Adolescent Gyanecology


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 or referral processes, please contact the Clinical Nurse - Referral and Appointment Management Service on 07 3163 6866.

Alternatively, you may contact the Gynaecology Case Manager directly on 0434 607 821.

Clinical Practice Guidelines and Resources

Content reviewed 23/12/15


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