Department of Health Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital



Head of Department

Prof Johannes (Hans) Nossent


Dr Jack Edelman
Dr Patrick Cheah
Dr D R Langlands
Dr Charles Inderjeeth
Dr Joylene Rentsch
Dr Mark Reed
Dr Krista Makin

Outpatient Enquiries: 1300 855 275
Telephone: (08) 6457 4072
Location: 1st Floor C Block, Hospital Avenue, NEDLANDS WA 6009

The Rheumatology Department specialises in the management of inflammatory systemic diseases.  We have one (1) bed, currently located in Ward G53.

Use is made of the hospital’s Day Procedure Unit for short-term therapy.


The department caters for acute and elective admissions for ongoing investigation and care for patients with arthritic and inflammatory connective tissue disorders.

Ward rounds and hospital consultative service occurs 4-5 times weekly – contact through Registrar.

The Department links with Rehabilitation Units at Osborne Park Hospital and Fiona Stanley Campus for longer-term rehabilitation requirements.


New Case and Review Case Clinics

Tuesday AM
Thursday AM
Wednesday PM

Emergency Clinic

Monday AM

Combined Clinic (Biologics)

Monday AM

Specialised Clinic for joint injections

Wednesday PM

Connective Tissue Disease Clinic

Thursday AM

Osteoporosis Thursday AM

Adolescent Transition Clinic

Thursday AM

Scleroderma Clinic

once a month on a Thursday

There is an out of hours (Mon-Friday 6pm-2am and 24 hours during weekend) on-call roster for phone contact and if necessary for attendance by consultant to back up the rheumatology staff, emergency department and other departments within SCGH.