Geriatric & Rehabilitation Services

Emergency department referrals

All urgent cases must be discussed with the on call Registrar to obtain appropriate prioritisation and treatment. Contact through:

  • Redcliffe Hospital (07) 3883 7777
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (07) 3646 8111
  • The Prince Charles Hospital (07) 3139 4000

Please note:  Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) does not have an Emergency Department.

Urgent cases accepted via phone must be accompanied with a written referral and a copy faxed immediately to the Central Patient Intake Unit: 1300 364 952.

Geriatric & Rehabilitation Services are provided at three locations in Metro North: Redcliffe Hospital, Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) and The Prince Charles Hospital.  (The Geriatric and Rehabilitation services that were located at RBWH have moved to STARS, a facility on the Herston campus.)

Geriatric & Rehabilitation Services includes:

  • Clinical Geriatric Research
  • Cognitive assessment/memory clinic
  • Dementia diagnosis and management
  • Falls Assessment
  • Geriatric Assessment/ Medicine
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Rehabilitation Assessment
  • Spasticity Assessment

Referral requirements

A referral may be rejected without the following information.

  • Name and contact details of patient carer
  • Current living arrangements
  • Home access issues
  • Community services currently in place
  • Any recent discharge summaries from private or community facilities
  • Medications (current)

Additional referral information (useful for processing the referral)

  • Applicable tests:
    • FBE; E/LFTs; B12; Folate; TFT’s; TSH; MSU; ESR; U & E; Ca++;
    • HbA1C (diabetic);
    • Vit D levels (osteoporosis);
  • MMSE – if possible
  • CT brain (non-contrast) for all referrals for cognitive impairment/dementia
  • Other imaging as indicated

Out of catchment

Metro North Health is responsible for providing public health services to the people who reside within its boundaries. Special consideration is made for patients requiring tertiary care or services that are not provided by their local Hospital and Health Service. If your patient lives outside the Metro North Health area and you wish to refer them to one of our services, inclusion of information regarding their particular medical and social factors will assist with the triaging of your referral.

  • Impact on employment
  • Impact on education
  • Impact on home
  • Impact on activities of daily living
  • Impact on ability to care for others
  • Impact on personal frailty or safety
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • To establish a diagnosis
  • For treatment or intervention
  • For advice and management
  • For specialist to take over management
  • Reassurance for GP/second opinion
  • For a specified test/investigation the GP can’t order, or the patient can’t afford or access
  • Reassurance for the patient/family
  • For other reason (e.g. rapidly accelerating disease progression)
  • Clinical judgement indicates a referral for specialist review is necessary
  • Presenting symptoms (evolution and duration)
  • Physical findings
  • Details of previous treatment (including systemic and topical medications prescribed) including the course and outcome of the treatment
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Details of any associated medical conditions which may affect the condition or its treatment (e.g. diabetes), noting these must be stable and controlled prior to referral
  • Current medications and dosages
  • Drug allergies
  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs use
  • Full name (including aliases)
  • Date of birth
  • Residential and postal address
  • Telephone contact number/s – home, mobile and alternative
  • Medicare number (where eligible)
  • Name of the parent or caregiver (if appropriate)
  • Preferred language and interpreter requirements
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Full name
  • Full address
  • Contact details – telephone, fax, email
  • Provider number
  • Date of referral
  • Signature
  • Willingness to have surgery (where surgery is a likely intervention)
  • Choice to be treated as a public or private patient
  • Compensable status (e.g. DVA, Work Cover, Motor Vehicle Insurance, etc.)

Specialists list

Send referral

Hotline: 1300 364 938

Fax: 1300 364 952

Electronic: eReferral system templates
Medical Objects ID: MQ40290004P
HealthLink EDI: qldmnhhs

Mail: Metro North Central Patient Intake
Aspley Community Centre
776  Zillmere Road

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