Paediatric Medicine (General Paediatrics)
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Urgent Advice

For urgent advice, please contact the Paediatric Registrar through switchboard 1300 744 284 or our GP Only Enquiry Line 5687 0003.

A change in patient circumstances (such as condition deteriorating) may affect the urgency categorisation and should be communicated as soon as possible.

Please direct an acutely unwell child to Emergency.

Are you referring to the right service?

  • Patients referred before their 16th birthday will be offered an appointment in the Paediatric clinic.
  • For developmental conditions, please refer to Child Development Services
  • For allergy and immunology, please refer to Queensland Children's Hospital
  • For surgical conditions for children under 14 years, please refer to Paediatric Surgery
  • For paediatric ENT conditions, please refer to ENT
  • For paediatric eye conditions, please refer to Ophthalmology
  • For paediatric dental conditions, please refer to Oral Health.
    • Patients can also self refer to this service
  • For paediatric orthopaedic conditions, please refer to Orthopaedics
  • Mental health and medically stable eating disorder referrals should be directed to Access Child and Youth Mental Health 1300 642 255
  • Child Protection referrals should be directed to Child Protection Unit
    • To discuss an urgent referral or arrange an urgent assessment, please call 07 5687 1375 during business hours
  • Genetic referrals should be directed to Metro North Hospital and Health Service


Out of Scope Services

The following conditions are out of scope for this service:

  • Patients 16 years and over should be referred to the appropriate Adult Outpatient service closest to home.
  • Services that should be initially provided by primary care or community based allied health care for children, including well infant care and advice, parenting and behaviour management for young children, developmental services for children with mild developmental delay
  • Educational assessment of school-age children
  • Gold Coast University Hospital does not offer the following Paediatric specialty services.
    • Referrals will be redirected to General Paediatrics for initial assessment, management and consideration of referral for tertiary care at Queensland Children’s Hospital:
      • Immunology
      • Renal Paediatrics
      • Gastroenterology
      • Genetics (RBWH)

Out of Catchment

Gold Coast Health is responsible for providing public health services to the people who reside within its boundaries. Special consideration is made for patients requiring tertiary services or for services that are not provided by their local hospital and health service district. If your patient lives outside the Gold Coast Health catchment area and you wish to refer them to one of our services, please indicate relevant medical or social information that will assist with the processing of your referral.


Please note that where appropriate and where available, the referral may be streamed to an associated public allied health and/or nursing service. Access to some specific services may include initial assessment and management by associated allied health and/or nursing, which may either facilitate or negate the need to see the public medical specialist.

  • A change in patient circumstance (such as condition deteriorating or becoming pregnant) may affect the urgency categorisation and should be communicated as soon as possible.
  • Please indicate in the referral if the patient is unable to access mandatory tests or investigations as they incur a cost or are unavailable locally.
  • If your patient consents to telehealth, please indicate in the body of the referral.

Patient Must Bring

  • Medicare card
  • Any concession cards (e.g. Pension, Health Care, DVA, PBS Safety Net, ADF, etc.)
  • Current medication list
  • Reading glasses, hearing and mobility aids
Last updated 14 March 2023

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Paediatric Medicine (E-Blueslips)


(07) 5687 4497


Paediatric Referral Centre
Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Hospital Boulevard
Southport QLD 4215


1300 744 284

Service Availability

Dr Susan Moloney
Medical Director Paediatric Medicine (General Paediatrics)


Gold Coast University Hospital

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.

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