Extended diversion of NMHS gastroenterology elective waitlist cases to EMHS until 30 September 2023

Given the ongoing success of the redirection of North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) referrals to East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) for specific endoscopy procedures, the agreement between the two health service providers will continue until 30 September 2023 (may be extended to 31 December).

This extended diversion will assist NMHS in managing the high demand for endoscopy procedures within its catchment and improve access times.

It will continue to include referrals for flexible sigmoidoscopy, diagnostic gastroscopy, diagnostic colonoscopy, and both diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy. These cases will be redirected to either Kalamunda Hospital or Armadale Hospital.

The diversion will also continue to apply for patients residing in the NMHS postcodes 6005, 6006, 6007, 6008, 6016, 6017, 6050, 6059, 6060, 6061, 6062, 6066, and 6090.

Referrals should continue to be sent via the Central Referral Service, using the referral form.