The Integrated Specialist ENT Service is a MSHHS wide strategy and specialist outpatient referrals for ENT services are processed by the Metro South Central Referral Hub. The Logan Hospital Integrated Specialist ENT Service is available to adult and paediatric clients, with all medical and allied health services involved in the assessment and clinical management of the patient collocated within the same geographical location. CPC in use:
Referral triage to urgency Category 1-3 is performed by the ENT consultant. Category 1 patients are seen by medical consultant staff. Category 2 and 3 referrals are streamed according to predetermined criteria, to ENT for medical review; for GP review; or for credentialed allied health practitioner review as the first point of contact.
Clinical governance is provided by the ENT consultants through to patient discharge from the service, with ultimate oversight and direction provided by the Director of ENT.