How to Admit or Refer a Patient


Acute admissions 07 5430 3314

For acute admissions, phone the hospital coordinator on 07 5430 3314

  • To assess the bed situation
  • To assess the appropriateness of the admission
  • To assess visiting medical practitioner (VMP) availability to accept admission

If admission appropriate and bed available and VMP accepts admission, the patient can then be sent directly to main reception at the hospital. The GP practice must notify the hospital coordinator that the VMP has accepted care of the patient so the appropriate bed can be held.

Rehabilitation admissions 07 5430 3057

For acute admissions – send your referral to Dr David Eckerman or Dr Gerrit Fialla via Medical Objects or fax to 07 5430 3072. For outpatient program admissions – send your referral to or fax to 07 5430 3255.

Emergency Centre presentations 07 5452 0599

Contact the Emergency Centre and the doctor on duty about a patient who requires urgent assistance on 07 5452 0585, 24/7.

Acute Mental Health referrals 1300 780 413

For acute mental health referrals, forward your patient referral directly to your preferred credentialed psychiatrist. For general enquiries, phone the Cooinda Mental Health Service on 1300 780 413.

Important information required at the time of the initial enquiry

  • Patient’s full name and date of birth
  • Diagnosis
  • Brief history, including comorbidities that may impact nursing care
  • Health fund details