We provide specialist medical care for the assessment, investigation and treatment of general surgery conditions. Patients requiring surgery will be placed onto the Eastern Health surgical waiting list.

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].

Referrals are triaged depending on priority. For urgent concerns we encourage clinicians to contact the on-call General Surgery 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.

At Eastern Health, we do not accept General Surgery referrals for the following conditions:

  • Pituitary gland
  • Adrenal gland
  • Vascular or Oesophageal problems
  • Medical problems such as respiratory, cardiac or renal

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.