Dermatology outpatient service in CALHN

The Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Dermatology Service provides inpatient and outpatient services for patients living in CALHN with skin disorders.

Priority service is provided to:

  • complex skin disease, such as severe eczema/psoriasis
  • moderate and severe skin disease unresponsive to first line management
  • systemic skin conditions
  • skin malignancies – melanoma and NMSC, skin lymphomas
  • diagnosis and management of rare acquired or congenital dermatoses
  • patients requiring complex drugs for management of dermatological skin disorders
  • skin surveillance for high risk patients, such as transplant patients
  • acute skin presentations including widespread blistering diseases
  • scarring alopecias (3 month wait list).

Services excluded:

  • laser service
  • botox treatment for cosmetic or primary axillary hyperhidrosis.
  • mild/limited involvement of dermatoses, such as mild eczema/psoriasis/mild acne/limited cutaneous fungal or other infections without attempted confirmation and appropriate treatment for acceptable duration.

Appointment location

Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)

Outpatient Department, Level 3, G Wing, Area 6 
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Road SA 5000

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH)

Outpatient Department, Level 3, 
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
28 Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011

Consultants

No bulk billed clinics are conducted for both the RAH and TQEH dermatology clinics.

RAH

  • Dr Shireen Sidhu– Head of Unit
  • Dr Sally Ball
  • Dr Romuald Czechowicz
  • Prof Shyamala Huilgol
  • Dr Emma Ryan
  • Dr Annette Pearce
  • Dr Jeff Wayte
  • Dr Karen Koh
  • Dr Todd Wiadrowski
  • Dr Kate Newland
  • Dr Emma Haverhoek

TQEH

  • Dr Warren Weightman – Head of Unit
  • Dr Arabella Wallett - Monday pm and Thursday am clinics
  • Dr Sachin Vaidya - One Thursday am clinic, once a month and one advanced surgery clinic, once a month
  • Dr Annette Pearce - One advanced surgery clinic, once a month

Clinics at RAH

  • Clinics are held at various times Monday –Thursday for all dermatology conditions.

Clinics at TQEH

  • Clinics are held at various times Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for all dermatology conditions.

GP information

Refer your patient

Fax referral to us

We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service. 

All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients who are unstable and requiring immediate assessment should be sent directly to the Emergency and Trauma Centre

To refer your patient, follow the outpatient service information, triage and referral guidelines, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the registrar on call to discuss the case. Our registrars are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.  

If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the Registrar on-call via the hospitals' switchboard telephone: (08) 7074 0000 (RAH) or (08) 8222 6000 (TQEH).

To make a referral:

RAH

Fax: (08) 7074 6247
Telephone: 1300 153 853

TQEH

Fax: (08) 8222 7188
Telephone: (08) 8222 7020

Alternate care options

Not all patients with dermatological conditions can be offered appointments in the CALHN dermatology clinics. In most cases the key to appropriate management is a detailed history and examination. Options for obtaining further information regarding various dermatological conditions and to provide guidance for assessment, investigations and management are listed under the related resources tab.

Post discharge guidelines and information

Patients whose medical condition has stabilised or resolved and for whom no further appointment has been made will be formally discharged. If dermatological assessment is required again, a new referral should be faxed to the Dermatology units.

Health Pathways

Health Pathways South Australia is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.

Related resources and clinical information sheets

Patient information

How to access that clinic

Referral from your GP

You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you within clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length.  If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.

Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.

Useful links for further information