Tuesday September 16, 2014
Unfortunately due to a growing waiting list for respiratory first specialist appointments, the threshold for patients to be offered an appointment has been raised. From now only those patients graded a 1A, 1B and 2A will be offered an appointment. Both 2B and 3 referrals will be declined. The department does do its best to provide some advice to referrers when it is not possible to see a patient in clinic.
To see how this change relates to clinical scenarios please see the Access Criteria here