In order for us to be able to accept your patient for review and treatment, referring GP’s/Medical Specialists are required to provide the following detail in your referral.
- full name
- date of birth
- Indigenous status
- referring GP details
- health insurance
- preferred language and interpreter requirements
- Medicare number
- mobility needs.
- clinic specialty
- reason for referral
- duration of symptoms
- examination findings
- relevant past history
- current medications
- past surgery.
Investigations and results
- CT/medical imaging
Please address the referral to Doctor Daniel Lenaghan Urology Clinic and fax to the Outpatient Clinics on 03 8754 6710.
Essential referral content will be checked. You
will be contacted if further information is
Acknowledgement of referral receipt will occur
within eight working days.
The referral will be triaged by the specialist
unit according to clinical urgency.
This determines how long the patient will have
to wait for an appointment.
Patients with urgent conditions are scheduled
to be seen within 30 days.
Patients with routine conditions are given the
next available appointment according to
Both the referrer and patient are notified.
Immediate assessment criteria
Immediate assessment or admission criteria (not an exhaustive list)
Step 1: Check criteria for immediate assessment or admission.
- urinary retention (with or without catheter)
- renal colic
- frank haematuria
- any condition requiring urgent attention that cannot wait within 30 days please refer to the emergency department.
Step 2: Contact the Emergency Department Admitting Officer (AO) via the switchboard: 03 8754 3000.
Step 3: Follow up your phone call by faxing a referral to the emergency department including all relevant investigations to the number the AO provides.
Reason and Required Investigations (essential with referral)
Macroscopic (visable) Haematuria
- recent Electrolytes, Urea, Creatinine, GFR, FRE, PSA
- MSU micro and culture
- urine cytology x3
- renal ultrasound
- consider CT Urogram.
- MSU (microscopy and culture)
- Serum Ca++, uric acid and Phosphate for recurrent stone makers
- CTKUB (kidneys/ureters/bladder) (non-contrast)
- U&E’s, Creatinine, GFR.
Suspected cancer of the prostrate (including elevated PSA)
- PSA on 2 or more interval specimens
- PSA with free/total %
- FBE ; U&Es ; Creatinine and GFR
- consider MSU.
- testicular/scrotal USS
- tumour markers if testicular mass
- FBE, U&E, creatinine and GFR.
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (Male)
- MSU (micro and culture)
- USS Urinary tract
Exclusion Criteria: Urology Clinics
The following urology conditions are not routinely seen at Werribee Mercy Hospital:
- patients that are being treated for the same condition at another Victorian Public Hospital
- erectile dysfunction unrelated to previous surgery or radiation therapy
- cosmetic surgery including circumcision, penile enhancements and penile implants
- infertility surgery.
In case of emergency, call 000
Outpatient Clinics - Medical/Surgical
- Phone numbers:
Outpatient Clinics - Medical/Surgical
03 8754 6700
- Phone number: 03 8754 6710
- Website: Outpatient access
Call this number for:
· Appointment questions
· Referral questions
· You want to speak to a nurse about why you are coming to see the specialist
· You want to change your appointment
· You want to tell us you no longer need your appointment
Clinics and services
Use these guidelines to refer patients for the following clinics and services:
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