Surgical Referrals MUH

  1. All patients who have had recent surgery should be referred to the appropriate surgical team, or the surgical team on-call if they re-present with related symptoms (for example a clinically suspected DVT in a patient following any type of surgery, any abdominal symptoms in a patient having had an abdominal procedure, any lower limb symptoms in a patient having lower limb bypass surgery etc.)
  2. All patients with abdominal pain who require admission should be referred to the surgical team on-call.
  3. Patients who are referred (by their GP) for surgical admission, should not be discharged without the on-call surgical team informing the GP.
  4. All surgical admissions and discharges (by surgical team) must be discussed with the surgical registrar on call.

Content drafted by Mr Gerard McGreal, Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 03/09/2004. Reviewed by Dr ÍOS 12/01/2007. Last review Dr ÍOS 24/05/21.