Trauma - general surgery and surgical oncology outpatient service in CALHN
The Trauma/General Surgery and Surgical Oncology Unit at The Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) provide specialised assessment and care for people with the following conditions:
- Sarcoma and soft tissue tumours
- Hernia surgery (including inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional and laparoscopic hernia repairs)
- General surgery
- Gallbladder surgery for Biliary, Colic and Cholecystitis
RAH Outpatient Department, Level 3F.1
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Road SA 5000
- Dr Christopher Dobbins – Head of Unit
- Dr Cea Cea Moller
- Dr Peter Bautz
- Dr Richard Smith
- A/Prof Brendan Coventry
- Dr Robert Whitfield
- Dr Shivangi Jog
Clinics are held at the RAH weekly. Appointments are referral base only and we offer public and private (Medicare bulk billed) services.
Rapid access clinics run in conjunction with above services.
Refer your patient
We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent directly to the Emergency Department.
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/Fellow to discuss the case.
- CALHN Trauma/ general surgery and surgical oncology service information triage referral guidelines (PDF 230KB)
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 (08) 7074 0000 (RAH).
To make a referral
Fax: (08) 7074 6247
Telephone: 1300 153 853
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 medical assessment is required again, a new referral, explaining the reason should be faxed to us.
As only the GP referral is available to the specialist at the time of triage, simply requesting review without providing information about the problem is insufficient and will lead to significant delays in assessing the referral which will most likely be returned to you for more information.
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.
How to access this clinic
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.
- Specialist outpatient clinics FAQs (PDF 255KB)
- Outpatient Clinic Appointments patient information and responsibilities (PDF 244KB)
Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.