Rockingham General Hospital Update

Rockingham General Hospital Obstetric Model of Care

Rockingham General Hospital (RGH) Obstetrics is an exclusively shared antenatal care model between the hospital and GP Obstetricians (GPOs)/ GPs . The referral form can be found on the RGH Website. The appointment schedule is below:

  • GP/Hospital shared care: Hospital visit with midwife at 18-22 weeks and 36 weeks. All other appointments with a GP.
  • GP/Endorsed Midwife (EM) /Hospital shared care – Hospital visit with midwife at 30 weeks. All other appointments with a GP/EM.
  • GPO/EM /Hospital shared care – Hospital visit with midwife at 30 weeks. All other appointments with GPO/EM.

GPs/GPOs may request an appointment with a specialist obstetrician. It is preferred these requests are lodged at 14 weeks of pregnancy. Click here to access the referral form.

Information regarding which patients require referral to a specialist obstetrician and clinical guidelines for the community can be found in the Antenatal Shared Care Guidelines: Information for GP Obstetricians, GPs and Endorsed Midwives.


Dr Simone Stubbs

HLGP Rockingham General hospital
simone.stubbs@health.wa.gov.au
Available: Thursdays

October 2019
RGH Respiratory requests

The Rockingham General Hospital (RGH) Respiratory Department can accept most respiratory requests, however if GPs suspect a Lung Cancer diagnosis, the most appropriate request would be to the Fiona Stanley Hospital Fast Track Lung Cancer Clinic .

GPs can refer patients directly to RGH for pulmonary rehabilitation. Please refer to the Respiratory Requests Pulmonary Rehabilitation South Metro HealthPathway for inclusion/exclusion criteria and the referral form.

Dr Simone Stubbs
HLGP Rockingham General hospital
simone.stubbs@health.wa.gov.au
Available: Thursdays

October 2019
Rockingham General Hospital Endocrinology Department

The Endocrinology department at Rockingham General Hospital offers public patients living in the Rockingham and Peel region access to endocrinologists, diabetes educators, a dietician, a podiatrist and a psychologist. The department offers care of patients with type 1 diabetes (including insulin pumps), complex type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, bone and gonadal disorders.

Following assessment, patients can be further supported through the Diabetes Telehealth Clinic, the Diabetes Complications Screening Clinic, SMART1E education program for adults with type 1 diabetes, or clinical psychologist review.

Referrals for endocrinologist-led diabetes and endocrinology clinics is through CRS. Referrals for diabetes educators, the dietitian or the podiatrist is direct to RGH via fax on  9599 4737. For urgent referrals please call a consultant Endocrinologist to discuss the patient, and fax the referral directly to RGH on 9599 4737. A consultant Endocrinologist is also available Tuesday to Friday (during normal working hours) for advice via the hospital switchboard on 9559 4000.

 

Dr Simone Stubbs
Hospital Liaison GP Rockingham Peel Group SMHS
simone.stubbs@health.wa.gov.au

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