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Information for GPs

Admitting a patient

Phone our Hospital Co-ordinator on 03 9468 0804 and provide the following details:

  • Patient's name
  • Address
  • Contact numbers
  • Health insurance details
  • Date of birth
  • Outline of current issues
  • Current regime
  • Previous treatments
  • Any risk history or potential risk factors

To ensure the patient has adequate cover, the co-ordinator will take the patients details, ensure a health fund check is done and will contact you to discuss the admission.

Step 1

Business Hours

Contact our Intake Service on 03 9468 0850 and provide the Intake Clinician with the following information:

  • Patient's name
  • Address
  • Contact numbers
  • Health insurance details
  • Date of birth
  • Outline of current issues
  • Current regime
  • Previous treatments
  • Any risk history or potential risk factors

When calling after hours or during the weekend contact the hospital co-ordinator on 03 9468 0804.

Step 2

Fax your referral letter to 03 9468 0358.

Step 3

The Intake clinician / Coordinator will contact duty psychiatrist, registrar or manager of specialist program to discuss the referral.

Step 4

Intake clinician will contact patient and any additional information will be obtained (including current risk assessment). The patient will also be informed of the outcome of their health fund check.

Step 5

Intake Clinician will discuss the following details with the referrer:

  • Suitability of referral according to entry criteria of program
  • Patient's health insurance status

If admission criteria is met and the psychiatrist is willing to admit, the patient will be contacted to arrange admission time.

Step 6

The referring doctor will be notified of patient's admission date and their treating psychiatrist.

Step 7

Following a patient discharge, a medical discharge summary will be sent to the referrer.

Step 1

Fax your referral letter to 03 9473 8855 addressed to “Dear Psychiatrist” at Northpark Private Hospital Consulting Suites.

Referrals should include:

  • Patient's name
  • Address
  • Contact numbers
  • Health insurance details
  • Date of birth
  • Outline current issues
  • Current regime
  • Previous treatments
  • Any risk history or potential risk factors

If you would like to discuss the referral further, please phone the Psychiatry Referrals Coordinator on 03 9473 8908 or the Consulting Suites Manager on 03 9468 0146.

Step 2

The allocated consultant psychiatrist’s secretary will contact the patient and referring doctor with the appointment details. The patient will be seen at:

Northpark Private Hospital
Cnr Greenhills & Plenty Road
Bundoora Vic 3083

Step 1

Fax you referral to (03) 9468 0300 marked to the attention of the Day Program Manager and address the referral to 'Dear Doctor' at Northpark Private Hospital. Referrals should include:

  • Patient's name
  • Address
  • Contact numbers
  • Health insurance details
  • Date of birth
  • Outline current issues
  • Current regime
  • Previous treatments
  • Any risk history or potential risk factors

Step 2

The Day Programs Manager will contact you to discuss the following:

  • Suitability of referral according to entry criteria of program
  • Patient's health insurance status
    • Step 3

      Following patient's discharge from the program, a discharge summary will be sent to the referrer.

Medical Advisory Commitee

The Medical Advisory Commitee meets regularly and we thank our entire ative members for their contribution to Northpark Private Hospital

Chairman - Dr Ian Rawlinson

Anaesthetist - Dr James Griffith

Anaesthetist - A/Prof Colin Royce

Ear Nose & Throat - Mr Simon Purser

General Surgeon - Mr Steve Manolas

Physician - Dr Akram Marcus

Psychiatrist - Dr Yogananda Ballekere

Psychiatrist - Dr Kerry Mack

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist - Dr Alex Eskander

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist - Dr Tilak Weerasiri

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Mr David Love

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Ms Anna Manolopoulos

General Surgeon – Mr Kiron Bhatia

Pediatrician – Dr David Tran

Emergency Medicine – Dr Biswadev Mitra

The other craft groups in the hospital are our ECT Program led by Dr Revindran Nair, Paediatric commitee led by Dr Luke Sammartino, Psychiatrists commitee led by Dr Samir Ibrahim, Surgical Services commitee led by Mr Dennis Gyomber and Obstetrics & Gynaecology commitee led by Dr Tilak Weerasiri.

Download information:

  • Specialist directory
  • Obstetricians list

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