How to refer a patient

HOW TO REFER A PATIENT TO PAEDIATRIC SURGERY

 

In-patients

Please contact the registrar on call to discuss the patient you wish to transfer.

Steve Biko Academic Hospital 012 354 1000


Out-patients

1. Steve Biko Academic Hospital, level 6(specialised surgery)

 

Please make bookings by phoning the secretary.

012 354 2102(8:00-12:00)

 

Patients must have the following documentation:

  Referral letter

  Proof of residence

  Proof of income

  Parents ID, child’s birth certificate

 

Clinics:

Wednesday - General clinic

Friday    -  Paediatric Constipation and Incontinence Clinic(Previously Encopresis)

 

2. Kalafong Hospital – Out-patient department(PSOPD)

 

General Clinic on Wednesdays 09:00

Patients from Kalafong’s referral area accepted.

No appointment required, patient should have a referral letter.

 

 

Who to refer:

Scope of practice

Tertiary paediatric surgery is defined as surgery in children under 13 years of age and includes the following areas of interest :

  • Neonatal surgery
  • Oncology surgery
  • Correction of congenital anomalies outside the neonatal period
  • Gastro-intestinal surgery, eg bowel obstruction
  • Management of gender ambiguity, both in the neonatal period and beyond
  • Genito-urinary problems
  • Major burns


Tertiary paediatric surgery has limited beds and share ward 8.5 (30 beds) with other surgery disciplines ie neurosurgery, urology, plastic surgery, maxillo-facial surgery

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