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Linking GP's to hospital and hospital to GP's

Enhancing communication with GPs and other health professionals is a priority for Tasmanian Health Service - Southern Region that incorporates the Royal Hobart Hospital and community services provided in southern Tasmania.

In February 2013, our GP Liaison Officers, Dr Barratt and Dr Webber were jointly appointed to this role.

The goals

  • Enhancing continuity of care for patients across the primary and tertiary sector.
  • Facilitating and improving communication, access and utilisation of hospital services.
  • Liaising with each clinical department in addressing specific issues, projects or problems.
  • Representing GPs through participating in the planning and development of hospital services.
  • Promoting collaboration between all relevant internal and external services.

The activities

  • Actively contributing to Tasmanian Health Service - Southern Region projects and system change programs through participation in working groups, steering committees.
  • Providing advocacy and raising issues from a GP and primary care prospective.
  • Explaining hospital processes to GPs.
  • On-site hospital orientation for GPs.
  • Facilitate practice visits and evening meetings with hospital staff and services.
  • Participate in the statewide GPLO network.
  • Regular newsletter to GPs, practice staff, TML, THS and appropriate other services.

Contact us

Phone: (03) 6166 6861
Fax: (03) 6166 6926
Email: gplo.south@ths.tas.gov.au

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