How to refer a patient to Monash Children’s Hospital

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Urgent referrals 

For unwell children who need to be seen urgently, it is best to arrange safe transport to the emergency department.

For emergency transfer of unwell patients, health professionals will need to contact Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval (PIPER) on  1300 137 650. Our accepting team would also appreciate a phone call to ensure we understand the child and family’s needs prior to their arrival.


For all other referrals

Non-urgent medical conditions should be directed to our specialist consulting services.

All outpatient appointments are made by contacting Monash Specialist Consulting via the contact details below, with the exception of the following services:

Please visit the relevant page for referral details of these services.

To refer a patient, please send your referral to the Monash Specialist Consulting team (outpatient services) at Monash Children’s Hospital, via:

Phone: (03) 8572 3004
Fax: (03) 8572 3007
Email: scmonashchildrens@monashhealth.org

Each service and department have suggested criteria for referral and pre-appointment work up. To access this information for a specific service, please visit the relevant page via Our Services or refer to the table below.

Specialist consulting (outpatient) services at Monash Children's Hospital

Service 

Head of Unit 

Referral guidelines 

Adolescent Medicine

Jacinta Coleman

Blood services

Peter Downie

Cancer

Peter Downie

Cardiology

Sarah Hope

Children’s Sleep

Margot Davey

Developmental Paediatrics

Katrina Harris

Ear, Nose and Throat

Neil Vallance

Endocrinology and Diabetes

Phil Bergman

Gastroenterology

Rupert Hinds

General Paediatrics

Catherine McAdam

Hearing services

Kerryn Saunders

Infectious diseases

Jim Buttery

Monash Newborn

Charles Barfield

Nephrology and Continence

Lilian Johnstone

Neurology

Michael Fahey

Pain Management

Simon Cohen

Plastic Surgery

David Ross

Rehabilitation

Barry Rawicki

Respiratory

David Armstrong

Rheumatology

Sue Piper

Urology

Chris Kimber

Surgery

Peter Ferguson

Referral templates

Referral templates

Health professionals can use the GP Referral Template (previously known as the Victorian Statewide Referral Form) to refer a patient.

Please note that we cannot ask for indefinite referrals. The duration of the referral is at the discretion of the referring doctor. The usual referral is for 12 months.

Paediatricians from regional hospitals wanting advice or to refer a child for inpatient care, should phone (03) 8572 3004 and ask for the relevant specialist or general paediatrician on call.

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