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We encourage all practices to send referrals electronically however if you do not have access, here are the fax alternatives:
GP Referrals must clearly indicate (as a minimum):
Incomplete referrals can often not be safely triaged and may be sent back to you & your patient if the specialist is unclear about how to prioritise your patient based on the information provided.
Secure electronic transmission of referrals sent via Medical Objects should now be the primary way to send referrals to GCUH. Over 70% of GPs on the Gold Coast are able to refer this way. Electronic referral provides the extra reassurance your referral has been received as a confirmation receipt is sent back to you.
Practices who have successfully met the requirements for eHealth PIP are now able to send referrals electronically to Gold Coast Health. There are three addresses now in the Address Book.
Please be careful to select the correct address.
The Category Guidelines give you an indication of a range of diagnoses and what is likely to be their outpatient urgency (Category 1, 2 or 3) based on the diagnosis provided in the referral letter.
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