For Urgent Appointments
We recognise the difficulty in achieving rapid, experienced review for children with acute medical issues, with often the only option being referral to an Emergency Department which frequently results in either a lengthy wait to be seen, review by a very inexperienced doctor or significant expense for the family if they choose to attend a private Emergency Department.
For children with an acute medical issue that would benefit from specialist review within 24-72 hours, please contact our practice to discuss. To minimise waiting times for health professionals, we offer a dedicated doctor’s phone line.
We are only able to book patients into the Rapid Review Clinic after we have received a direct referral from their general practitioner or eligible midwife with a direct verbal/phone referral to be forwarded to us as well. We know how important your time is and anticipate that this process should not take more than 5 minutes with your patient then having a booked urgent review. We will communicate the outcome of the appointment to you and any follow-up required by phone and/or letter.