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ENT Outreach referrals

The ear and hearing healthcheck flowchart helps to guide clinicians through the process of initial identification of a child at risk of ear and hearing health problems, through primary health management and follow up, and finally to onward referral to specialist services.

It is useful to use the flowchart in conjunction with the ‘WHO HOW guide’, which helps decide which ear and hearing specialist service to refer to and how to go about it.

Child having ears checked

Deadly Ears Ear Nose and Throat Outreach is happy to accept referrals of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. When referring, ask that you follow the Recommendations for Clinical Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media.

Hard copies of the guidelines can be ordered from Care for Kids Ears. We recommend that a number of copies be available and in use in each of the community health facilities we visit.

For simple treatment summaries you can also refer to the Practical Treatment Plans.

Ear Nose and Throat Outreach has its own specific referral form

There are specific referral pathways for each of the communities we service . Please read below to ensure the correct referral process is followed.

CommunitiesReferral Process
BamagaPlease refer using Best Practice, ensuring that all relevant information is included*
CherbourgComplete form and submit
DoomadgeeComplete form and submit
Hopevale & Wujal WujalComplete form and submit
Mornington IslandComplete form and submit
Mt IsaComplete form, print and Fax to Mt Isa Outpatient’s Department: 07 4743 1959
NormantonComplete form and submit
Palm IslandComplete form and submit
Thursday IslandPlease refer using Best Practice, ensuring that all relevant information is included*
Torres Strait Outer IslandsPlease refer using Best Practice, ensuring that all relevant information is included*
WoorabindaComplete form and email or, print and fax to Heather Taylor:

*If able, please review the Deadly Ears referral form for content required by Deadly Ears Ear Nose and Throat Outreach.

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Worried about ears?

See your doctor or child health nurse as soon as possible! Call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for further information

Find out more

For more information about Deadly Ears, including eligibility criteria, catchment area restrictions, location details and referral advice, view the Deadly Ears Program service page.