GP liaison

Tel: (08) 6458 1561

The Hospital Liaison GP works on system issues to improve patient care as patients move between King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) and care in the community in collaboration with the WA Primary Health Alliance (external site) and consults with other primary health care agencies, the Department of Health and other Hospital Liaison GPs regarding GP/Hospital interface issues.

Objectives

  • Provide a General Practice perspective on patient care at KEMH.
  • Facilitate communication between the hospital and GPs with regard to patient care.
  • Represent General Practice in strategic planning and policy development within the hospital.
  • Participate in the development of collaborative initiatives involving the hospital, General Practice, WA Primary Health Alliance and other health care agencies.
  • Liaise with WA Primary Health Alliance and the GP community on issues regarding the hospital/GP interface.
  • Develop a perspective of Hospital/GP related issues at a state and national level.
  • Work towards increasing engagement of GPs with antenatal shared care to improve continuity of care and reduce antenatal outpatient attendances.

Queries from GPs

Queries from GPs regarding a patient or clinical service should in the first instance be directed to the relevant specialty Registrar. The registrar can be contacted through the hospital switchboard on (08) 6458 2222. The Liaison GP does not get involved in queries from GPs regarding individual patient care.

Queries from patients or relatives

The Liaison GP does not take queries from patients or relatives. These should be directed to the relevant Department or the KEMH Customer Service Unit on (08) 6458 1444.

More information

GP referrals 
Antenatal Shared Care - Guidelines for General Practitioners 
Specialist Outpatient Department Referral Directory