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At the Eye and Ear, we value good communication with General Practitioners improve and support the best patient care.
Useful information to assist GP’s is included included below:
Referrals and specialist clinic appointments
03 9929 8666 and ask for the Eye or ENT admitting officer.
Mail referrals: Outpatient Booking Unit (OBU) Locked Bag 8, East Melbourne, 8002
Fax: OBU on 03 99298404
Urgent referral: mark as “URGENT” (triaged within 48 hours) or telephone the OBU on
(03) 9929 8500 to notify them you are sending an urgent referral.
Requests for information about your patients
Requests for information about your patients can be faxed to Health Information Services
Fax: 03 9929 8228
All requests must be received in writing on your clinic letterhead.
If you are not the referring doctor, your request will need to be accompanied by the written consent of the patient. Please complete and return the
Authority for Release of Details from a Patient’s Medical File form.
For further information, please contact Health Information Services on
03 9929 8230.
Patient appointments, waiting lists, reviews and changes to urgency category
Please direct these enquiries to our Outpatient Booking Unit, noting that the Eye and Ear has a GP priority line.
03 9929 8500 (you can leave a message, if not answered)
firstname.lastname@example.org for a response within 2 working days.
Go to our pre-referral guidelines or referral forms for additional information.
Contact the GP Liaison Officer
Dr Lina Nido (works one day per week, usually Thursday)
03 9929 8187
Contact the Consumer Liaison Officer
Bec White manages the resolution of concerns raised by patients and their carers, and their GPs, in relation to care received by hospital services.
03 9929 8225 (Monday-Friday).
Our pharmacists are happy to take calls from GPs with general queries regarding Ophthalmic or ENT medications and specific patient medication enquiries.
03 9929 t203 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).
Surgical waiting list enquiries
If your patient is already on our surgical waiting list, phone
03 9929 8553.
GP Education Events
To be put on an email list to receive notifications of upcoming GP education events, please email
Find out more information about upcoming GP Education events.
Clinical Attachments for GPs
To apply to do clinical attachments in our Emergency Department or outpatient clinics, please send an expression of interest, including your availabilities and your learning objectives by email to
Kerryn.Baker@eyeandear.org.au or phone (03) 9929 8525.
Please refer to our
GP Observership brochure and GP Medical Observer Request Form .* For more information, visit the GP Clinical Observership information page.
Please note that we not currently offering clinical attachments due to Covid19*