9 May 2019

The new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s (JKWC) at Sunshine Hospital is scheduled to open on Wednesday, 15 May, 2019. With it are some important changes to referral forms and contact details for you to update in your database.

Key updates:

General enquiries for Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s (new number)

Phone: 03 9055 2000

Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department

  • All paediatric, neonatal and gynaecology emergencies are to present to the Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department.
  • Pregnant Women > 16 weeks gestation with pregnancy-related complaints are to present directly to the JKWC Maternity Assessment Centre at Sunshine Hospital (24-hour service).
  • Pregnant women < 16 completed weeks gestation are to present directly to the Sunshine Hospital Emergency Department.

Women’s AND Paediatrics Specialist Clinics (merged and changed fax number)
Phone: 03 8345 1727
Fax: 03 9055 2125

New regional maternity referral form (new form with updated numbers) – also available for Best Practice, Medical Director and ZedMed

 Western Health – Maternity services

Updated generic referral form (some updates to content with new numbers) – also available for Best Practice, Medical Director and ZedMed

 Western Health – How to refer

Please ensure you update all contact details and referral forms as above.

Resources:

Both of these can be printed and made available in your clinic rooms.

Western Health strongly encourages the use of the maternity and generic referral form templates as they include all relevant tests and investigations and can be downloaded directly from your practice software. Please also review our specialist clinics directory before referring your patient to ensure you have included all information outlined in our new and developing referral guidelines.

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