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Information For General Practitioners

FAQ

What kind of care does sacc provide?

Common presentations include:

  • Acute injuries (including fractures, open wounds, mild head injuries/concussion, insect/dog bites)
  • Acute illness in children, skin infections (including cellulitis, abscess, and joint infections)
  • Wound management and care (burns, post operative complications)
  • Eye presentations (foreign body, corneal abrasions, infective)
  • Febrile illness
  • Bleeding in early pregnancy

How do patients attend the clinic?

Patients will be triaged from ED to the practice. The eligibility of the patient is checked before GP assessment begins.

The practice treats acute injuries and illnesses, including fractures, sprains, lacerations, foreign bodies, wound care and general illnesses presenting at the ED department.

Any patient with injury/illness outlined in the exclusion criteria will be returned to the ED department.

Does SACC send regular GPs a discharge summary?

Yes, a letter to the patient’s usual GP is created, outlining reason for presentation and treatment. At the end of the consultation, this letter will be faxed to appropriate GP and patient will be encouraged to follow up at their usual medical provider.

Can we have a copy of patient results?

We can fax a copy of the discharge summary for SACC to you. You will need to complete a GP request for information form with patient consent before we can release any information.

Please email the form to contact us at sandringhamacc.com.au

Alternatively, you can contact Alfred Radiology on 9076 0357 or Sandringham Radiology on 9076 1411 to have results sent directly to your clinic.

Who can I contact if I have any queries?

Contact us via info@sandringhamacc.com.au or (03) 9076 1451