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For GPs 

St Vincent’s GP Liaison Unit provides a consultancy service across the hospital to develop and improve the communication between general practice and services provided by St Vincent's.

As a means of enhancing communication between St Vincent's and the general practice community the GP Liaison Unit has produced a one page Update summarising relevant matters of interest. Click here to access the Update.


GP Liaison Unit contacts





Paul Williamson
GP Liaison Admin Officer   
Tel: (03) 9288 2986

Dr David Isaac
GP Liaison Officer
Tel: (03) 9288 3208


Chrissie Williams
GP Liaison Coordinator
Tel: (03) 9288 4781


GP Mental Health Seminar Series - Understanding Bipolar Spectrum Disorders

2nd September, 6.30-9pm @ The Melbourne Clinic
Speaker: Prof David Castle
For Registration Details click

Informatics and Genomics - New perspectives in personalised and precision medicine

11th September 6.30-9pm @ The Treacy Centre 
Speakers: Prof Martin Sanchez and Dr Lopez Campos from the University of Melbourne

For Registration Details click here

New Specialist Cardiac Clinics at St Vincent’s Heart Centre

Click here for full details
From 23 June 2014 you have the opportunity to replace paper outpatient correspondence from St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) with a secure encrypted email:
Ozepost can deliver correspondence via secure messaging, the service is free all you need to do is locate your PKI certificate and register for a download client.  For further information please see flyer.



Please ensure you use fax number (03) 9288 3489 for all your St. Vincent’s Specialist Clinics referrals.




Working to Improve Access to Specialist Clinics

St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne Specialist Clinics wish to advise that they have commenced the implementation of the "Specialist Clinics in Victoria public hospitals Access Policy” (Department of Health August 2013). Click here for further information.

Some of the key principles of the policy are that health services:

• Work to improve access, and equality of access, to specialist clinic services
• Work to ensure there is timely and effective communication with patients and referrers at key stages of the specialist clinic pathway

To assist us in optimising patients' experiences and outcomes please ensure your referrals contain all clinical and other information necessary to appropriately prioritise the referral, manage the patients’ wait for services and their care at their first appointment.

Referrals which do not include all required information will be returned via fax to the referring GP with a request for this information to be provided. If the information is not provided within 30 days of request, the referral will be rejected.

The GP and the patient will be advised of this by letter; the patient will be requested to contact their GP for further follow up. 

Victoria’s new Mental Health Act
On Tuesday 1 July, the new Mental Health Act 2014 commenced in Victoria
.  Please visit the Department of Health MHA Reform webpage if you would like further information:
While the new MH legislation primarily impacts the hospital based mental health staff, there will almost certainly be impacts for external stakeholders which interface with Mental Health and that provide treatment for people under compulsory (involuntary) treatment orders. 

The Department of Health website includes a 57 minute video presentation which outlines the changes to the legislation with a particular focus on compulsory treatment pathways.

The Department of Health has created an information sheet for General Practice which outlines the important changes.

For further information and resources concering changes to Victoria’s Mental Health Legislation the St Vincent's Library has prepared three documents:

Setting the Scene (Towards a new Mental Health Act)

Supported Decision Making (under the new Mental Health Act)

Compulsory Treatment Orders (new Mental Health Act)




GP Practices - in order that hospital correspondence is delivered to the correct address please ensure that all your contact details are up to date on the National Health Services Directory and that your fax machines are loaded with paper and left in "energy saver mode" overnight and at weekends.
Announcing opening of new services at Pascoe Vale Specialist Clinics:  280 Gaffney Street, Pascoe Vale




Venus Health: Dr Lloyd Tang and Dr Catrina Chua: Obstetrician Gynecologist
Appointments at Pascoe Vale may be made via main rooms  - Tel:  9654 8999

St Vincent’s Heart & East Melbourne Cardiovascular Group
Appointments at Pascoe Vale may be made via main rooms  - Tel:  9419 5339

Mr Stanley Chang: Gastroenterologist and General Surgeon
Appointments at Pascoe Vale may be made via main rooms  - Tel: 9497 1344

Mr Jason Tan : Endocrine and General Surgeon
For appointments at Pascoe Vale, call  Gaffney Street Suites direct on - Tel: 9354 8335

Important Health Service Contacts
Emergency Dept Senior Clinician (03) 9288 4356
GP Specialist Clinic Referral fax (03) 9288 3489 – fax
GP HITH/STV @ Home referral (03) 9288 3817
HARP referral 1300 131 470
Health Information Services (03) 9288 2760
Pathology results  (03) 9288 2888
Psych triage 1300 558 862 
Rehab in the Home (RITH) (03) 9288 2280
Residential Aged Care In-Reach Service (PPT) 1800 891 300
St George's Specialist Clinics (03) 9816 0577
Subacute Ambulatory Care Services (SACS) (03) 9816 0660 / 1300 131 470



Quick links

After Hours Medical Services - Inner North West Melbourne

After Hours Medical Services - Inner East Melbourne

After Hours Medical Services - Northern Melbourne

Adult Retrieval Victoria and Critical Care Access  
Tel: 1300 368 661

Trauma advice and referral
1800 700 001
ETS: 9345 5211  
NETS/PERS: 1300 137 650 

'DirectLine' drug and alcohol referral
Tel 24/7: 1800 888 236

HIV post-exposure prophylaxis information line (NPEP)
Tel 24hr: 1800 889 887
Medical advice and support  

Private patient admission referrals
Find a private hospital bed and doctor in any region by calling Bed Brokers on 1300 138 233 

Residential care on-site medical assistance
In Reach 1800 891 300














































































































































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