GP Liaison Service

Hospital Liaison GP

The Hospital Liaison GP works on system issues to improve patient care as they move between the hospital and care in the community and reports to executive members from SCGH and the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA).

The Role

  • Providing a point of contact for GP enquiries and concerns of a non clinical nature. As an example you may have useful feedback around communication processes. Clinical queries and concerns should be addressed to the treating hospital team
  • Promoting clear and effective communication between hospitals and primary care providers, particularly in the areas of GP referral, inpatient discharge, outpatient and Emergency Department visits.
  • Representing General Practice as appropriate during the development of hospital and health service strategic planning, policies and processes affecting patient care and access.
  • Developing a perspective of Hospital/GP related issues at a state and national level.
  • Working with the WA Primary Health Alliance and hospitals to provide GP education events and updates.

Queries from patients or relatives

The Liaison GP does not take queries direct from patients or relatives. These should be directed to the relevant Department or the Consumer Liaison Service.

Consumer Liaison Service
Tel: (08) 6457 2867
Email: CLS@health.wa.gov.au

Change in GP details

OPH maintains a comprehensive database of referring GP details. If correspondence is sent to the wrong address or your practice details change please advise by (Preferred contact method) emailing, information to be amended to - Central Referral Service Central.ReferralService@health.wa.gov.au.

Central Referral Service can also be contacted on Tel: 1300 551 142, Fax:1300 365 056 if required.

Last Updated: 21/05/2021