Hepatology

We diagnose, treat and manage disorders affecting the liver. We care for patients with:

  • abnormal liver function
  • non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • alcoholic liver disease
  • fatty liver diseases
  • liver lumps
  • cirrhosis (chronic scarring of the liver) and complications
  • hepatitis A, B, C, D and E virus infections
  • immune and hereditary liver diseases
  • liver complications of cardiovascular disease
  • liver disease related to cystic fibrosis
  • disorders of the pancreas and bile ducts
  • liver failure.

Our services

Our specialised services include:

  • endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures (for investigation, diagnosis and treatment of varices and bleeding)
  • local and remote hepatology services (medical management of liver diseases)
  • viral hepatitis – hepatitis B, C, D, E and HIV co-infection
  • outpatient clinics
  • telehealth clinics
  • day cases
  • inpatient care – medical management of liver diseases including acute and chronic conditions.

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Cure-It clinic

The Hepatitis C remote consultation service is available at the Hepatology outpatient department. For more information, please email MN-Cureit@health.qld.gov.au

Refer a patient

To refer a patient:
Hepatology referral guideline

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

After your hospital appointment

Your doctor may advise that you require surgery. If this is the case you will be placed on a surgical waiting list and may need to attend the Pre-admission Clinic before your surgery.

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait
  • An adult carer to support you and take you home
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

Clinics

Appointment waiting times

For a clinic appointment, allow a minimum of 1 hour. While we aim to keep appointments running on time, some unavoidable delays can change your appointment time. If you believe you have been waiting too long, please notify the receptionist or nursing staff.

Parking

For patients attending an outpatient appointment, parking is available in the multi-storey car park at the main hospital entrance. From here, allow 10-20 minutes to walk to the Endoscopy unit. Alternatively, you may wish to be dropped off at the undercover set-down and pick-up area adjacent to the Endoscopy Unit. Mobility assistance is available on request. Find more information on alternative parking and transport.

Endoscopy (Building 4)

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Contact us

Location: Building 4, The Prince Charles Hospital
Open: Monday-Friday 7.00am-6.00pm

Procedures
Phone: (07) 3139 4199
Fax: (07) 3139 4956

Outpatient appointments
Phone: (07) 3139 4207

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to this service, view the Hepatology referral guideline.

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline:
1300 364 938