GP Liaison

About Us

The GP Liaison Unit assists General Practitioners (GPs) to navigate the services provided by St Vincent’s Hospital. The team also works to improve communication between the hospital and general practice.

GP Liaison Coordinator: Wendy Thomas (Mon-Fri)

GP Liaison Consultant: Dr Rachael Sutherland (Tue, Fri)

GP Feedback:

GP Liaison Unit Telephone:0403 110 597

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Receiving Patient Information

In the event that a General Practitioner has not received/does not have access to required patient information.

  • It may be available via My Health Record (MHR)
  • It can be requested from Health Information Services (HIS) via the form below, or practice letterhead including the required information.

Patient Information Request Form
HIS Fax: (03) 9231 2785
PIRL email:
HIS Tel: (03) 9231 2760 / 9231 6919


National Health Services Directory (NHSD) - Health Direct

Maintaining up to date provider details in the National Health Services Directory (NHSD) – Health Direct is critical to receiving timely patient information as public health services use this database to obtain GP/practice contacts. Please include individual GP names and provider numbers. Provider numbers are not publically listed on the NHSD website.

Update GP/practice details via or email 
New practices register at:


Have you received patient correspondence in error?
Please return via fax to 03 9231 3399 marked ‘Attention GP Liaison’.


Routine transmission methods for clinical and administrative correspondence

Discharge summaries - HealthLink secure messaging
Emergency Department Reports - Fax
Specialist Clinic letters - Argus secure messaging or fax
Administrative notifications (eg acceptance/rejection of referrals, admission to hospital - Fax
St Vincent's Pathology and Radiology tests ordered by the GP - Medical Objects secure messaging



Referring Your Patient to St Vincent's Hospital

Clinics and Services available at St Vincent's

SVHM Clinics and services available at Service contacts are available via individual service webpages, however a summary of key contacts is provided for download via pdf (periodically updated).


Navigational Tool - Community and @Home Services

This tool is designed to help referring clinicians navigate the expanding range of Community and @Home services on offer, and identify the most appropriate service(s) for their patients.

Statewide Referral Criteria

The Victorian Department of Health has worked with stakeholders to develop state-wide referral criteria (SRC) to improve the access to specialist clinics in public hospitals by improving the quality and appropriateness of referrals. SRC exist for a range of medical and surgical presentations and conditions and can be found at: SRC are incorporated in to HealthPathways advice, where applicable.

HealthPathways Melbourne

HealthPathways provides clear and concise guidance for assessing and managing a patient with a particular symptom or condition in primary care. It includes information about making referrals to services in the local health system.



St Vincent's Hospital Switchboard

Tel: (03) 9231 2211 (For urgent advice, please page the unit registrar)


Specialist Clinics

Tel: (03) 9231 2898 (GP enquiries)
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm, or please leave a message.

Fax: (03) 9231 3489 (Referrals)


Medical Imaging

Tel: (03) 9231 4300

St Vincent's Private Radiology

Tel: (03) 9231 1000



Tel: (03) 9231 2888

St Vincent's Pathology


Emergency Department Senior Clinician on Call

Tel: (03) 9231 4356


List of St Vincent's Departments and Services


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