Directions to Outpatients Bellerine Centre Level 3
Directions to Outpatients from main entrance (Bellerine Centre Level 3) Walk in glass sliding doors of hospital main entrance Turn right Walk through glass sliding doors then turn left and proceed to Outpatient reception.
If entering from Bellerine Centre Level 4 (Myers St entrance) Walk past maternity reception to Bellarine Centre lifts Go down one floor to Bellarine Centre Level 3 Walk out of lifts turn right and right again and proceed to Outpatient reception.
If you need to change your appointment please contact the specialist clinic on 52267254 as soon as possible. Staff will be able to move your appointment to a date or time more suitable to you, although this might mean a longer wait. Please notify the clinic as soon as you are aware that you are unable to attend. If you miss 2 appointments without notifying the specialist clinic, you may have to start over by getting a new referral from your GP.
How do I get an appointment at an Outpatient Specialist Clinic?
Patients are referred to outpatient specialist clinics by general practitioners (GPs) or other specialist doctors. Sometimes patients are referred for follow-up after being treated in the emergency department or the hospital.
Once we have received your referral, the Outpatient clinic staff will prioritise your appointment based on the information the referring doctor has provided about your condition. You might receive an appointment date straight away or be placed on a waiting list to receive an appointment at a later date. Outpatients will contact you and your doctor with information about the outcome of your referral.
How long should I expect to wait for my appointment?
Waiting times for appointments vary across specialties. If you are concerned about managing your condition while you wait for an appointment, you should speak to the doctor who referred you and discuss the options available to you. Your GP is the best person to manage your health until you are seen at the health service. Please contact your GP if you are concerned about your condition. Your GP will advise the specialist clinic staff if your condition is deteriorating.
Should I bring anyone with me to the specialist clinic appointment?
You are welcome to bring a friend, relative or carer with you to the specialist clinic appointment. If you need someone to care for you at home, it is important that your carer comes with you to the appointment. If you are cared for in a nursing home, it is preferred that a member of the nursing home staff or family member, attends the specialist clinic appointment with you.
What do I do if I no longer need or want my appointment?
If you no longer need your appointment, please notify the specialist clinic on 52267254. You can help to reduce waiting times for other patients by making sure you let the clinic know if you can't attend your appointment.
If you feel your condition requires more urgent attention please make an appointment with your GP for ongoing assessment. If you no longer require your Outpatient appointment please see your GP and after discussion,cancel your Outpatient appointment by phoning 52 26 7254.