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Does your patient meet the minimum referral criteria?
If you feel your patient meets Category 1 criteria, please mark "urgent" on your referral
# If any life threatening symptoms present (new hypercalcaemia) or severe or life threatening symptoms present (e.g. spinal cord compression, SVC compression, ureteric compression, airway compromise etc.) – then call the haematologist on call, or send direct to emergency.*Some CLL behaves very indolently and an appointment time within 90 days may be acceptable – this decision will be made by the triaging clinician.
(appointment within 90 calendar days)
(appointment within 365 calendar days)
If your patient does not meet the minimum referral criteria
Reason for request
Relevant clinical information about the condition
Patient's Demographic Details
Referring Practitioner Details
Other relevant information
If a specific test result is unable to be obtained due to access, financial, religious, cultural or consent reasons a Clinical Override may be requested. This reason must be clearly articulated in the body of the referral.
Histological diagnosis does not necessarily predict clinical behaviour and as such, some low grade lymphomas may be treated as Cat 1 urgent and some aggressive lymphomas may be treated as Cat 2. This decision should always be made on clinical assessment
Metro South 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 South 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.