Vascular outpatient services in CALHN
The Vascular Surgery service for Central and Northern Adelaide is based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, but consults and operates at several sites across the networks based on disease complexity and patient needs. We aim to provide care as close to the patients home as possible.
ALL referrals are triaged based on clinical priority and nearest hospital appointment availability. Please advise patients at the time of referral that the site at which they are seen may vary depending on their urgency.
Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)
Outpatient Department, Level 3F.3
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Road SA 5000
RAH Consulting Specialists
- Dr Ewan Macaulay - RAH, Llyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) (sclerotherapy only) and Port Augusta
- Dr David King - RAH and Victor Harbour
- Dr Michael Herbert - RAH, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), LMH, Murray Bridge and Whyalla
- Dr Kurian Mylankal - RAH, Modbury, LMH and Wallaroo
- Dr Joseph Dawson - RAH, TQEH and Port Lincoln
- Dr Conor Marron – LMH
- Professor Fitridge - Gawler and private consultation at TQEH
- Dr Peter Subramaniam - TQEH and private consultations through Adelaide Vascular
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 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 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/Fellow on-call via the hospital's switchboard telephone: (08) 7074 0000(RAH).
To make a referral
Fax: (08) 7074 6247
Phone: 1300 153 853
Multidisciplinary Foot Clinics are held at RAH, LMH & TQEH to assess people with complex diabetic foot issues with combinations of biomechanical, neuropathic, ulceration, infection and ischemia.
Referrals can be faxed to the Allied Health departments RAH/TQEH Fax (08) 7074 6247 or LHN Fax (08) 8182 9440
For all enquires please contact the podiatry department of the relevant hospital; out of hours calls can be directed to Vascular on-call via RAH switchboard (08) 7074 0000
Additional clinical information
- Please note that all claudicants should be advised to stop smoking, and commenced on both a statin and antiplatelet agent before referring for review.
- We also provide Claudicant Rehab program to assist in improving symptom management at the RAH. Transport for this clinic is at the patient’s own expense. If you patient is interested in this please state this in your referral.
- A Venous duplex scan confirming the above criteria should also be provided at the point of referral. Inappropriate referrals will be declined for treatment in public health and will not be offered an appointment.
- Compression hosiery can be initiated in patients without arterial issues for pain and discomfort at the patient’s expense in the community as long as an ABI has been completed prior to commencement.
- Lymphoedema management without ulceration is best managed by the physiotherapy Departments at TQEH & LMH. Please direct any lymphedema referrals directly to the Allied Health Department (TQEH) Fax (08) 8222 6621 or (LMH) Fax (08) 8182 9440.
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.
Vascular clinical information sheets
The following information sheets about presentations commonly seen in vascular outpatients provide the minimum information required for assessing a referral under the headings of: eligibility, priority, differential diagnosis, clinical information and investigations required, pre-referral management strategies and discharge criteria.
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (PDF 127KB)
- Symptomatic carotid artery disease (PDF 128KB)
- Diabetic foot infection (PDF 126KB)
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.
- 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.