Paediatric Telehealth ClinicLocations:
At the Paediatric Telehealth Clinic, you will speak with a registered nurse about your baby’s hip ultrasound result.
Your baby will be referred to the Paediatric Telehealth Clinic if they needed a hip ultrasound after going home from hospital.
A paediatrician and registered nurse will look at your baby’s ultrasound result 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 paediatrician wants to see your baby, you will be asked to come to the Paediatric Outpatient Clinic.
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How can people get access?
You do not need to come to the hospital. Your appointment will be a phone call with a nurse.
Please make sure you have given the hospital your preferred phone number.
Please keep your phone turned on the day of your appointment so we can call you.
The Paediatric Telehealth Clinic runs on Mondays 2-4.30pm.
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
Although we will try to call you at the time specified in your letter, please allow up to 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?
- If my baby’s ultrasound isn’t normal, what happens next?
Any of the following may happen on the day we phone you:
- Your baby has a normal hip ultrasound. You baby does not need any further tests 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 in a few weeks’ time. 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 with the Paediatric Outpatient Clinic .
For health professionals
The Paediatric Telehealth Clinic reviews hip ultrasound results for babies discharged from Werribee Mercy Hospital. This clinic accepts internal hospital 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
Unfortunately no external referrals are accepted for this clinic. Hip ultrasounds should be ordered externally through other local providers
What/when you should not refer to us
Only hip ultrasounds will be followed up in this clinic.
Werribee Mercy Hospital
296 Princes Highway
Werribee Victoria 3030
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