Paediatric Outpatients index

Paediatric outpatients in the Grampians region

Index:

General Paediatric clinics - public

Clinic Days Details Referral contact
BHS
General Paediatric
clinics
Mon pm
Tues am
Thurs pm
Fri am
- 0-18yrs (not if chronic disease close to 18yo)
- Referrals rejected if inadequate contact details & clinical information (refer to pre-referral guidelines for details)
- Triaged by receiving doctor
- Family mailed appointment time
- Reminder text 1 day prior
- Failure to attend two consecutive appointments will result in discharge
- Waiting time: weeks (urgent) to many months
Dr David Tickell General Paediartric Outpatients, BHS
Fax 53204822
Phone 53204000

SMART referrals welcome
Ballarat Community Health Centre (Lucas)
Paediatric
Developmental/ Behavioural clinic
Thurs am
Thurs pm
As above

Please do not send referrals directly to Ballarat Community Health centre
Referrals triaged through BHS General Paediatric clinics as above
Waiting time: 2-3 months
Dr David Tickell General Paediartric Outpatients, BHS
Fax 53204822
Ph (BHS) 53204000
Ph (Lucas) 53384500

SMART referrals welcome
BHS
Registrar Review clinic
Mon am
Fri pm
Patients only booked by Paediatric Registrar - not available to external referrals n/a
Royal Children's Hospital
General Paediatric clinics
n/a RCH General Paediatric clinics are not available for direct referral from external GPs as of July 2015. n/a

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General Paediatric Clinics - private

Clinic Days Details Referral contact
Paediatrics Ballarat
General Paediatric clinics
Monday to Friday Please see Paediatrics Ballarat website for details, waiting times and referral processes

Drs Fiona Noble, David Tickell, Louise du Plessis, Mark Nethercote, Philippa Bolton, Shabna Rajapaksa, Austen Erasmus, Maurice Easton, Lakshman Doddamani & Jubal John
See Paediatrics Ballarat website

Fax 53271444
Ph 53271400

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Subspecialty Paediatric clinics - public

Clinic Days Details Referral contact
BHS
Paediatric Diabetes clinic
Mon pm
alternate weeks
Suitable for diabetic follow up <15yo
Not for DKA or new diagnosis
Access to paediatrician, diabetics educator and dietician
Waiting times: weeks

See BHS General Paed clinics above for further details on referrals
Dr Fiona Noble
Paediatric Diabetes Clinic, BHS
Fax 53204822
Ph 53204000

SMART referrals
welcome
BHS
Young Adult
Diabetes Service (YADS) clinic
Thurs pm every 6 weeks Suitable for diabetic follow up for 15-25yo
Not for DKA or new diagnosis
Access to paediatric & adult endocrinologist, diabetic educator and dietician
Waiting times: weeks

See BHS General Paed clinics above for further details on referrals
YADS clinic
BHS
Fax 53204822
Ph 53204000

SMART referrals
welcome
BHS
Paediatric Feeding clinic
Mon am Suitable for children with significant feeding issues, NGT & PEG feeds, failure to thrive & food aversion
Access to paediatrician, speech pathologist and dietician
Waiting times: weeks

See BHS General Paed clinics above for further details on referrals
Dr Lakshman Doddamani
Paediatric Feeding Clinic, BHS
Fax 53204822
Ph 53204000

SMART referrals welcome,
download BHS internal referral pro forma here
BHS
Child at Risk clinic
Mon pm alternate weeks Suitable for children with sexual, physical or emotional abuse or neglect, and those in out of home care
Referrals triaged by Paediatric Fellow
Waiting times: weeks

Not suitable for acute assault assessments
See Child Protection section of Portal for more details
Dr Louise du Plessis
CAR clinic, BHS
Fax 53204822
Ph 53204000

SMART referrals welcome, must also include referral pro forma
BHS
Paediatric Endocrinology clinic
Tues am every 3 months Access to paediatric endocrinologist & general paediatrician joint consultations
Waiting times: months

See BHS General Paed clinics above for further details on referrals
A/Prof Christine Rodda
Paediatric Endocrinology clinic, BHS
Fax 53204822
Ph 53204000

SMART referrals
welcome
BHS
DDH clinic
  Suitable for screening or management of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
Access to orthopaedic surgeon, physiotherapist & ultrasonographer
Waiting times: weeks

See developmental dysplasia of the hip pre-referral section for further details.
Mr David Mitchell
Paediatric DDH clinic, BHS
Fax 53204822
Ph 53204000

SMART referrals
welcome, download BHS internal referral pro forma here
BHS (Queen Elizabeth)
Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) clinic
monthly Suitable for children for short-term goal oriented therapy in the setting of cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, etc.
Access to rehab specialist/paediatrician and allied health services
Includes botox injection service
Waiting times: months
Dr Fiona Noble, VPRS
Queen Elizabeth Centre, BHS
Fax 53203860 (attn: Bianca Worboyes)
Ph 53203700

SMART referrals
welcome
BHS (Queen Elizabeth)
Continence clinic
Fri pm alternate weeks Suitable for children with significant constipation and continence issues
Access to paediatrician & continence nurses
Waiting times: months
Dr Mark Nethercoe
Outpatients Central Intake, BHS
Attn: Continence clinic
Fax 53203737
Ph 53203700

SMART referrals
welcome
BHS (RCH outreach)
Paediatric Genetics clinic
every few months Accessed through general paediatrician referrals via RCH Genetics
BHS (RCH outreach)
Paediatric Oncology clinic
6 monthly Access only for existing oncology patients of RCH via RCH Oncology
Ballarat Community Health Centre (Lucas)
Paediatric Immigrant Health clinic
Tues pm monthly 3-7pm Suitable for vitamin D deficiency and other paediatric issues in immigrant/refugee children
Waiting times: 1-3 months

For vitamin D deficiency please include:
25-OH vitamin D level and PO4, Ca, ALP.
Dr David Tickell
Paediatric Immigrant Health Clinic, BCHC
Fax 53380520
Ph 53384500

SMART referrals
welcome

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Subspecialty Paediatric clinics - private

  • Paediatrics Ballarat (53271444, 1328 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350)
    • Paediatric Allergy (private): Drs Shabna Rajapaksa & Louise du Plessis
    • Paediatric Neurology (private): Dr Michael Hayman
    • Paediatric Endocrinology (private): A/Prof Christine Rodda
    • Paediatric Cardiology (public/private): A/Prof Rob Weintraub
    • Paediatric Gastroenterology (private): Dr Marcelo Leal
    • Please refer to the Paediatrics Ballarat website for further details, waiting times and referral processes.
  • Ballarat Allergy Clinic (53395200, 1101 Howitt Street, Wendouree 3355)
    • Paediatric Allergy (private): Drs Harry Zehnwirth & Kymble Spriggs
    • Hayfever clinic (private): Dr Harry Zehnwirth
    • Please refer to the Ballarat Allergy Clinic website for further details, waiting times and referral processes.

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