General Surgery

Who we are

PCH’s General Paediatric Surgery department is Western Australia’s main referral centre for complex paediatric surgical conditions.

Our surgeons have paediatric surgical fellowships from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. We work closely with other doctors, nurses and allied health staff across all hospital departments as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Services we provide

Our surgeons provide comprehensive clinical services in the specialties of:
  • general paediatric surgery
  • neonatal surgery
  • oncological surgery (also see the Oncology and Haematology page)
  • urology 
  • general thoracic surgery (also see the Cardiology page for information on PCH’s specialist cardiothoracic surgery services)
  • burns (also see the Burns page)
  • trauma
  • gastrointestinal surgery (also see the Gastroenterology page)
  • gynaecology (also see the Gynaecology page)
  • antenatal counselling. 

The General Paediatric Surgery department provides care and consultations for inpatient and outpatients at PCH. 

We also work closely with antenatal services at King Edward Memorial Hospital (external site) and we are actively involved with research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  

For more information on preparing for your child’s surgical procedure, please refer to the Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine page.

Referrals

All Specialist Rooms, GP’s and WACHS referrers are being advised to direct all non-urgent referrals for PCH outpatient services to the Central Referral Service. 

Phone

1300 551 142 

Fax 

1300 365 056 

Online

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Central-Referral-Service-guide-for-referrers 

  • New referrals will be assessed against the eligibility guidelines and prioritised according to medical need.
  • Referrals from Nurse Practitioners, other non-medical referrers and private hospitals (including those with a private-public partnership) are to be directed to PCH Referral Office.
  • All urgent referrals are to be sent to the PCH Referral Office.
  • Urgent referrals must always be discussed with the PCH Consultant / Registrar on call before the referral is sent.
  • The referral needs to include the name of the Consultant/ Registrar the referrer spoke to.
  • Each referral is to be faxed individually.

PCH switchboard

6456 2222

PCH Referral Office fax

6456 0097 

PCH Referral Office email

pch.referrals@health.wa.gov.au

Hours

Inpatients: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Outpatients: Business hours, Monday to Friday

Location

Outpatient services for General Paediatric Surgery are held in Clinic C on the Ground Level.

View the PCH map for more information.

Contact us

Ph: 6456 2222 (PCH Switchboard)