Paediatric Telehealth ClinicLocations:
At the Paediatric Telehealth Clinic, you will speak with a reigstered nurse about your baby’s hip ultrasound.
The Paediatric Telehealth Clinic is where your baby will be referred if they needed a hip ultrasound reviewed after going home from the hospital.
A paediatrician and reigstered nurse will look at your baby’s ultrasound together to decide on a plan.
You will get a letter from the hospital to tell you when the nurse will phone you to talk about the ultrasound result and to answer any questions you may have.
If the paediatrican wants to see your baby you will be asked to come to the Paediatric Review Clinic.
A paediatrician and reigstered nurse will look at your baby’s ultrasound together.
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How can people get access?
You do not need to come to the hospital. Your appointment will be for a phone call with a nurse.
Please make sure you have given the hospital your preferred phone number.
Please keep the phone turned on on your appointment day so we can call you.
What to do before
Please make sure the hospital has your preferred phone number.
Please keep your phone turned on so you can hear it ring.
What to expect on the day
Altough we will try to call you at the time in your letter, please allow upto 45 minutes for us to reach you.
You will receive a phone call from a registered nurse.
What questions should you ask
- Does my baby need another ultrasound?
- What do I do if my baby has any more hip problems?
Any of the following will happen on the day we phone you:
- your baby has a normal hip ultrasound and does not need to see the paediatrician. Your baby will be discharged from the clinic. You and your GP will get a letter explaining this.
- your baby needs a second hip ultrasound. We will help you book in for this with the Radiology department. You will be rebooked into the Paediatric Telehealth Clinic.
- the paediatrician wants to see your baby. You will be asked to make an appointment in the Paediatric Review Clinic.
For health professionals
The Paediatric Telehealth Clinic reviews hip ultrasound results for babies discharged from Werribee Mercy Hospital. This clinic accepts internal referrals only.
How to prepare the patient
Please advise your patient that it takes eight days to process a referral. On day eight a letter will be sent to them and the referrer advising of the referral outcome (either an appointment or allocation to the waiting list). For more information on what happens next, please refer to our understanding the referral process page.
If your patient’s condition changes before they see the specialist, they should either contact their GP or go to Emergency Department.
What/when you should refer to us
Babies who need their hip ultrasound follow up post discharge from Werribee Mercy Hospital.
What/when you should not refer to us
Only hip ultrasound will be followed up in this clinic.
Werribee Mercy Hospital
296 Princes Highway
Werribee Victoria 3030
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