COVID-19 & Gastroenterology

Information for GPs of Gastroenterology Patients During COVID-19

Referrals to the Gastroenterology Department

During the current COVID-19 crisis, our hospital resources continue to be directed away from non-urgent care, and we continue to be unable to see face to face outpatient consultations except where significant harm to the patient is imminent. In these extraordinary times, Monash Health Specialty Consulting (Outpatient Clinics) continues to ask GPs not to refer non-urgent patients.

Please manage your non-urgent patients as best you can until the COVID crisis is over. The excellent resources such as HealthPathways Melbourne may be useful. Many of the Monash Health outpatients are currently being managed through telehealth or telephone consultations to minimise risk of viral spread. Monash Health is currently considering all of the ways it can provide additional support to you in caring for your patients. We thank you for your support and understanding as we manage these challenges together

Further regularly updated information for Health Professionals can be found at the Monash Health COVID-19 webpage.

Managing GI & Liver Diseases During COVID-19

To help clinicians manage gastrointestinal and liver diseases during COVID-19, the Gastroenterology Society of Australia has produced some summary recommendation documents.
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