GP Liaison

Hospital Liaison GP

The Hospital Liaison GP works on system issues to improve patient care as they move between the hospital and care in the community and reports to executive members from SCGH and the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA).

The Role

  • Providing a point of contact for GP enquiries and concerns of a non clinical nature. As an example you may have useful feedback around communication processes. Clinical queries and concerns should be addressed to the treating hospital team
  • Promoting clear and effective communication between hospitals and primary care providers, particularly in the areas of GP referral, inpatient discharge, outpatient and Emergency Department visits.
  • Representing General Practice as appropriate during the development of hospital and health service strategic planning, policies and processes affecting patient care and access.
  • Developing a perspective of Hospital/GP related issues at a state and national level.
  • Working with the WA Primary Health Alliance and hospitals to provide GP education events and updates.

Queries from General Practitioners (GPs)

Queries from GPs regarding a patient or clinical service should in the first instance be directed to the relevant specialty Registrar. They may be contacted via hospital switchboard on (08) 6457 3333.

The Liaison GP, Dr Christine Pascott is based at SCGH for limited hours each week and may be contacted for non clinical matters relevant to the described role above at christine.pascott@health.wa.gov.au. Your feedback about GP interaction with SCGH is much appreciated, vital to achieving improved patient care and communication.

Medical Record Information can be obtained through the Freedom/release of information department.

Tel: (08) 9287 6006
Fax: (08) 6457 3523
Email: SCGH.FOI@health.wa.gov.au
Post: Freedom/Release of Information Department, Locked bag 2012, Nedlands 6009

Queries from patients or relatives

The Liaison GP does not take queries direct from patients or relatives. These should be directed to the relevant Department or the Consumer Liaison Service.

Consumer Liaison Service
Tel: (08) 6457 2867
Email: scghcls@health.wa.gov.au
Post: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Consumer Liaison Service Locked bag 2012, Nedlands WA 6009

Change in GP details

SCGH maintains a comprehensive database of referring GP details. If correspondence is sent to the wrong address or your practice details change please advise by (Preferred contact method) emailing, information to be amended to - Central Referral Service Central.ReferralService@health.wa.gov.au.

Central Referral Service can also be contacted on Tel: 1300 551 142, Fax:1300 365 056 if required.

Last Updated: 06/05/2020