Vascular Surgery


Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the out of scope section.

Paediatric services

Referrals for children and young people should follow the Children’s Health Queensland referral guidelines.

Emergency referrals

All urgent cases must be discussed with the on call Vascular Registrar. Contact through Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (07) 3646 8111 to obtain appropriate prioritisation and treatment.

Urgent cases accepted via phone must be accompanied with a written referral and a copy faxed immediately to the Central Patient Intake Unit: 1300 364 952.

If any of the following are present or suspected arrange immediate transfer to the emergency department.

  • Crescendo or multiple transient ischaemic attack (TIA) / amaurosis fugax
  • Acute aortic dissection
  • Symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) (abdominal/back pain/tenderness, compressive symptoms, distal embolisation)
  • Axillary vein thrombosis, iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Active infection in leg with peripheral arterial disease
  • Diabetic foot infection (refer to high-risk foot pathway)
  • Acute arterial ischemia/threatened limb
  • Arteriovenous (AV) fistula thrombosis
  • Ruptured AAA

Out of scope services

Not all services are funded in the Queensland public health system. The following are not routinely provided in a public Vascular service.

  • Asymptomatic / cosmetic varicose veins

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Clinic details

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Level 7, Ned Hanlon Building

Send referral

Hotline: 1300 364 938

Fax: 1300 364 952

Electronic: eReferral system

Mail: Metro North Central Patient Intake
Aspley Community Centre
776  Zillmere Road

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