GP referrals

The following referrals are accepted directly to King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and should NOT be sent to the Central Referral Service:
 
  • referrals for patients who require immediate review (within next seven days)
  • referrals to obstetrics services
  • referrals to mental health services (see Mother and Baby Unit referrals).

Urgent referrals

  • Contact the KEMH specialty Registrar via the main hospital switch (08) 6458 2222
  • Once the urgent referral has been accepted, fax to (08) 6458 1031
  • Note on the referral the name of the doctor with whom the referral was discussed.

Emergency admission

Telephone (08) 6458 2222 and ask for:

  • Oncology queries - Oncology Registrar
  • Gynaecology queries - Gynaecology Registrar
  • Gestation queries < 20 weeks - Gynaecology Registrar
  • Gestation queries > 20 weeks - Obstetric Registrar.

All after hours is provided by the Obstetrics Registrar.

For detailed referral information please see the Specialist Outpatient Department Referral Directory.

Central Referral Service

All non-urgent GP and private specialist referrals to doctor-led outpatient clinics at KEMH should be sent to the WA Health Central Referral Service (external site).

Fax: 1300 365 056 
Email: centralreferralservice@health.wa.gov.au

Postal address:
Central Referral Service 
PO Box 3462 
Midland WA 6056

KEMH catchment suburbs

Can I attend KEMH for pregnancy care – list of catchment area suburbs for low-risk women (link to page 20)

See a map of the suburbs serviced by the North Metropolitan Health Service (external site)

Other services 

Freecall telephone service for GPs

Tel: 1800 428 615

This Freecall service number is for GPs to call in from anywhere in the state to get medical advice from a senior staff member at KEMH. This is completely separate from the health medical advice service and is not for general public use. A GP using the service is to be connected to the Senior Registrar of their choice. This is to be achieved by either paging or connecting via mobile.

Obstetric Drug Information Service

Tel: (08) 6458 2723
Hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

The KEMH Pharmacy provides a telephone information line where you can receive expert, current practice information on:

  • Drug use during pregnancy
  • Drug effects on the foetus & neonate
  • Neonatal drug therapy & infant doses
  • Drug use during breastfeeding: FAQs on drugs and breastfeeding. Topics include: Should a mother continue to breastfeed if she is taking medication? Methods of minimising drug transfer to the infant and Compatibility of breastfeeding with commonly used medications. 
Oncology Service

Oncology provides a 24 hour service. After hours contact through the Registrar on duty via the switchboard (08) 6458 2222.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre

24 Hour Crisis Line: (08) 6458 1828
Freecall Crisis Line: 1800 199 888

More information

GP liaison 
Antenatal Shared Care - Guidelines for General Practitioners 
Specialist Outpatient Department Referral Directory 
Early Pregnancy Assessment Service referrals
Mother and Baby Unit referrals 
Perinatal Loss referrals 
Psychological Medicine referrals 

Key links 

SpecialistOutpatient Dept Referral Directory

Antenatal Share Care