Waitlists and waiting times
All patients are placed on a waiting list for outpatient clinic appointments according to their clinical needs defined by their category. Waiting times vary based on service demand, clinical resources and clinical indications.
Estimated waiting times
Visit the following pages for current active waiting times for outpatient clinic appointments in Tasmania.
- Patients with potentially life-threatening conditions, including proven or suspected cancer, will be prioritised.
- You should phone the appropriate clinician as well as fax the referral.
- It remains your responsibility to monitor the patient's condition in the interim and to update the clinic on any significant changes in the patient's condition which may change the triage category.
- You should notify, or ask the patient to notify, the clinic if the appointment is no longer needed.
The National Elective Surgery Urgency Categorisation Guideline was developed with input from the:
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
- ten affiliated surgical specialities.
Tasmania's Elective Surgery Access Policy Framework
This is an operational policy for hospitals to assist in the active, safe and consistent management of statewide elective surgery waiting lists. Download the:
Procedures Not Funded to be Routinely Performed (PNFRP) in Tasmanian Public Hospitals