Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Who we are

The PCH Department of Plastic Surgery provides services for patients who require plastic or reconstructive surgery due to complex and non-complex traumatic, degenerative or congenital conditions.

Conditions we manage

By working closely with several PCH departments, we provide our specialist surgical services to children and young people with a range of conditions:

Services we provide

  • Planned and unplanned plastic surgery for a range of conditions (see above)
  • Management of cleft lip and palate, cranio-facial and cranio-maxillo-facial issues
  • Services for patients after burn injuries (scar revision)
  • Surgery for hand trauma requiring immediate admission to hospital
  • Major trauma presentations involving the limbs or the face.
Please note that our department does not provide plastic surgery interventions that are not covered by Medicare.
For more information on preparing for your child’s operation, please refer to the parent information under Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine.


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.  


  • 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


Inpatients: 24 hours, seven days a week

Outpatients: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.


Our outpatient clinics are held in Clinic C on Ground Level.

View the PCH map for more information. 

Contact us

Phone: 6456 2222 (PMH Switchboard)