Useful Management Information
- Allergy action plans and patient information is available
- If you have a reason to suspect a child in Queensland is experiencing harm, or is at risk of experiencing harm, you need to contact Child Safety Services
- In the majority of cases it is thought inappropriate for children to wait more than 6 months for an outpatient initial appointment
- Please note that where appropriate and where available, the referral may be directed to an associated public allied health or nursing service. This may include Community Child Health and Child Development Service. Access to some specific services may include initial assessment and management by associated paediatric medical, allied health or nursing services which may either facilitate or negate the need to see a public paediatric specialist.
Minimum Referral Criteria
|Category 1 (appointment within 30 calendar days)|
NB If patient has been seen by a paediatric or emergency medicine consultant in emergency, they may be triaged as a Category 2
|Category 2 (appointment within 90 calendar days)|
|Category 3 (appointment within 365 calendar days)|
If your patient does not meet the minimum referral criteria
Essential Referral Information
- History of allergic reaction'
- History of anaphylaxis and emergency presentations
- Does the child have an EpiPen currently?
Additional Referral Information
Highly desirable information – may change triage category
- Allergy focused clinical history of reaction (speed of onset/precipitant, duration of symptoms, severity of reaction, frequency of occurrence, setting of reaction [school or at home])
- Details of any suspected allergen(s) if known
- Is there an acute response plan and EpiPen available at school?
- Personal and family history of atopic diseases
Desirable Information- will assist at consultation
- Other past medical history
- Immunisation history
- Developmental history
- Medication history
- Significant psychosocial risk factors (especially parents mental health, family violence, housing and financial stress, department of child safety involvement)
- Height/weight/head circumference and growth charts with prior measurements if available.
- Other physical examination findings inclusive of CNS, birth marks or dysmorphology
- Any relevant laboratory results or medical imaging reports
- RAST allergy test or skin prick test (if relevant)
Send Referrals To
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Send to: Gold Coast Health Service District
Paediatric Medicine (E-Blueslips)
Paediatric Referral Centre
Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Hospital Boulevard
Southport QLD 4215
If you would like to send a named referral, please address it to the specialist listed above, who will allocate a suitably qualified specialist to see the patient. Alternatively, you can view a full list of our specialists.
If you have a reason to suspect a child in Queensland is experiencing harm, or is at risk of experiencing harm, contact Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Services . Please consider if mandatory reporting applies.