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Referrals to our centres can be made by accredited medical practitioners.

Paper-based Referrals

Referrals are available for download in PDF format below.

For hard copies or further enquiries please contact us on 1800 446 276.

Electronic Referrals

Referrals are available for download in rtf format for the following Practice Management Software. Note: Please ensure when importing the file to not open the download.

For any concerns regarding installation, please contact Tanya Carlile 0433 992 674 or email [email protected]

Report Delivery

Reports are available as soon as they have been approved via the practice software Medical-Objects, fax or email.

All practice managers have received the following document to setup electronic report delivery:

If you are already using Medical Objects at your practice, please complete and return the form below to update the registered providers at your practice.

The Medical-Objects software and helpdesk support is provided to your practice free of charge on behalf of Hobson Healthcare, phone (07) 5456 6000 or email [email protected]

Open Access Endoscopy

Direct referral of a patient for gastroscopy or colonoscopy can be made without a formal consultation by a gastrointestinal endoscopist in advance.

Open access endoscopy is not suitable for all patients, particularly those with significant co-morbidities which might impact on pre-procedure advice, peri-procedure medication management, or even the most appropriate setting for the procedure.

Patients who fall into this category include:

  • Patients with significant cardiac disease (e.g. severe aortic stenosis, mechanical valve replacement, pulmonary hypertension, decompensated cardiac failure, or poorly controlled ischaemic heart disease)
  • Significant airway’s disease
  • Severe obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Poorly controlled insulin dependent diabetes

Special consideration may need to be given to:

  • Morbidly obese patients (BMI>45 Kg/m2)
  • Patients on warfarin or other anti-coagulant therapy
  • Any elderly patient with significant frailty, particularly nursing home patients or patients with significant mobility issues
  • A patient’s social circumstances, for example an elderly patient living alone may not be suitable to take colonoscopy bowel preparation without adequate supervision due to the risk of falls

Hobson Healthcare has protocols in place to screen open access endoscopy patients when they first contact us for an appointment. This includes over the phone or face-to-face screening questions and also review of health information forms.

If indicated, certain patients may undergo a pre-procedure consultation with their Endoscopist or Anaesthetist to ensure optimisation of their care prior to the procedure or that the procedure is performed in an appropriate setting.

If you are unsure about the suitability of a patient for open access endoscopy, then please refer the patient to one of our Endoscopists for a consultation.