Head & Neck Service Referrals
Head & Neck Service Referrals - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
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General Information for GP's & Specialists: Referring your patient
|All referrals will be triaged by the Nurse Coordinator and patients will be allocated to a Tuesday or Thursday morning clinic (depending on the nature of the referral).|
|All patients must be referred to an individual clinician in the service or the head of the service if you are unsure of the appropriate doctor and your patient will be placed with the correct consultant.|
|Send referral and any results or reports by:|
• fax to (03) 9656 3743
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Locked Bag 1, A’ Beckett Street, Victoria 8006
|Imaging films or CDs can be couriered to Patient Registration at Peter Mac or sent with the patient.|
The urgency and clinic allocation are determined by referral content. Many clinics have all referrals read by Medical Consultants and/or Nurse Coordinators. If you are concerned with the appointment time allocated to your patient, please phone the New Patient Registration Clerk on 9656 1335 or page the Nurse Coordinator on 9656 1111 pg 1191.
Head & Neck Service Specialist Consultants
Head & Neck Service Referral Guidelines
|The Head and Neck Service is a multidisciplinary service. There are specialist dental, medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, specialist oncology nurses, social worker, speech pathologist, and a dietitian available to assist patients and their families. |
Treatments are available for cancers of mouth, nose and sinuses, throat and voice box, as well as thyroid, salivary glands, ear and temporal bone, and complex head and neck skin cancers.
Peter Mac has very active research programs aimed at improving cancer diagnosis, treatment, and service planning. Patients may be asked to participate in one or more of these programs. If so, detailed background information will be provided about the project and its effects by the doctor and nurses coordinating the trial. Participation is voluntary.
Patients may have access to clinical trials relating to new drugs, treatments, and radiation therapy techniques. Contemporary methods of speech, swallowing, and hearing examination and rehabilitation, such as voice restoration after total laryngectomy, and video-fluoroscopic and fiberoptic examination of swallowing are available. Management of cancer related hearing problems is also available.
|The majority of patients treated at Peter Mac are referred from other tertiary health services, oncology units and consultants.|
Patients with established malignancy may also be referred by Family Medical Practitioners, ENT consultants, Medical Oncologists, Palliative Care specialists, and other medical practitioners for opinions regarding management issues.
Head and Neck clinicians are available to discuss your patient’s case and advise you of the most appropriate actions and pathway for your patient.
|From Monday to Friday the Nurse Coordinator can be contacted on 9656 1111. |
The Head and Neck Surgical Fellow, or the Head and Neck Radiation or Chemotherapy registrar can be paged through the Peter Mac switchboard on 9656 1111 weekdays.
All referrals to be faxed to: 9656 3743 and the referral, will be triaged within 48 hours.
|As Peter Mac has no emergency department - we urge you to send not registered Peter Mac patients, to your nearest EMERGENCY Department.|