Eastern Health provides specialist medical care for the assessment, investigation and treatment of colorectal conditions.

This clinic holds fortnightly multidisciplinary meetings to discuss and plan treatment for patients with colorectal cancer.

Further information about these meetings can be found on the CanNet Victoria Multidisciplinary Team Meeting Directory website

Information is available on HealthPathways Melbourne for assistance in managing your patient’s condition. This includes what investigations you need to perform prior to referring to a specialist and what information you need to include in the referral.  If you require login access to HealthPathways, contact [email protected]

At Eastern Health, we accept referrals for the following Colorectal Surgery conditions as per clinical assessment and need:

  • Colorectal Cancers, including family history and screening
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (e.g. Crohn’s, Disease Colitis, Diverticulitis)
  • Anorectal conditions
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Disorders of bowel function (e.g. constipation, incontinence)

Referrals are triaged depending on priority. For urgent concerns we encourage clinicians to contact the on-call Colorectal registrar or physician through the hospital switchboard via 1300 342 255. Acutely unwell patients can also be directed to the Emergency Department at any time.

For referral information, including how to refer electronically, see Specialist (Outpatients) Clinics.

If your patient’s condition deteriorates, please send an updated referral via HealthLink SmartForms selecting the Referral Continuation “Amended referral/update previously sent referral” with additional clinical information. 

Emergency cases should be sent to the Emergency Department.