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GP Liaison Unit

About the GP Liaison Unit

Barwon Health's GP Liaison Unit (GPLU) was established to assist GPs with access to hospital services and improve communication between Barwon Health and General Practice.

Located at University Hospital Geelong, the GPLU works closely with Western Victoria Primary Health Network to ensure all programs and activities meet the needs of GPs and ultimately enhance patient care.

Some of the programs include:

  • Development and implementation of referral and management guidelines for GPs which assist in Outpatient demand management
  • Creation of outpatient referral templates
  • Assist GPs in accessing hospital services
  • Facilitating communication between the hospital and GPs in the community

GPLU staff

Dr Jeff Urquhart, GP Liaison Consultant

Sandra Lowther, GPLU Program Manager

Melinda Hughes, GPLU Co-ordinator

External Health Services and GP requests for patient information

Please provide written request for specific information, with patient consent to either:

Fax:        (03) 4215 1242


Ph:         (03) 4215 1170

Reference guides

Service information 2019 *Updated Dec 2019*


Message board archive




Last Modified: Friday, 19 June 2020

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Message board

19 June 2020

Here is the June Palliative Care newsletter - a really good read with some important information.

Also please read the information below for iron infusion bookings for Medical Day Unit for General Practitioners

  • Referral
  • Phone hospital switchboard 4215 0000 for General Medical or Gastroenterology registrar
  • Patients must be accepted by a Registrar or Consultant in order to book the patient into the MDSU
  • Fax (03) 4215 2301 using MDSU template
  • Patients weight: This is the most commonly missed piece of info and the GPs often don’t know the weight at the time of the phone call, but we need it in order to calculate the iron dose.

Please forward onto the General Practitioners for their reference and actioning.

View message board archives at the bottom of this page.

Contact us

Ph: (03) 4215 8845
Fax: (03) 4215 0453

Level 2, central core, University Hospital Geelong

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GP referral templates