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Making a referral

The Department of Immunology at Concord Hospital welcomes new clinical referrals for the assessment and management of patients with immune disorders. Key clinical activities include:

SLE, Sjögren's syndrome and other connective tissue disorders
Vasculitis and other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases
Allergy / anaphylaxis
HIV medicine
Immunosuppression
Primary immunodeficiency diseases
Neuroimmunology

Billing

All services are bulk-billed through Medicare.

How to make an appointment

Initial enquiries can be discussed with Shah Khan on 9767 6735. You will need a written referral letter addressed to Assoc. Prof Sean Riminton, Dr Sandhya Limaye or Dr Catherine Toong. It is important to fax the referral letter in advance to 9767 8315 so appointments can be allocated based on medical urgency.

Directions for patients

For their first booking patients are directed to the reception desk for the clinic they are booked for. These directions will be supplied to your patient when they confirm the appointment by phone, there is also an information desk in the main entrance of Concord Hospital. Patients will need to bring their referral letter and Medicare Card or Veteran Entitlement Card.

Patients receiving treatment for allergy problems should avoid antihistamine tablets for at least three days prior to the appointment. This will help give an accurate result if a skin test is needed as these medications interfere with test results. A number of over-the-counter cold and flu preparations contain antihistamines and also need to be avoided. Patients should not stop cortisone medications (e.g. prednisone or prednisolone tablets), asthma puffers, nasal sprays or skin creams.

Immunology Clinics

The following is a list of outpatient immunology clinics in the Department of Immunology at Concord Hospital. Clinics are scheduled on a weekly basis unless otherwise specified. The Department aims to ensure patients with an urgent problem are seen as soon as possible and that waiting lists are kept to a minimum.

Clinic Consulting staff Location and time Contact
Mon

Immunology/Allergy

Dr S Limaye
Immunology Registrar
CNS M Rafferty

12:30pm to 4:30pm
Level 6 West

9767 6735

Tue

Medical Rhinology

Dr S Limaye
Dr L Kalish (Dept of ENT)
Immunology Registrar
ENT Registrar

12:00pm to 2:00pm
Level 5 West
This clinic is held monthly

9767 5333

Tuesday evening HIV Clinic

A/Prof Sean Riminton
Immunology Registrar

Located at RPA E10-West 1

 

Yaralla House HIV medicine round

Immunology Registrar
A/Prof Sean Riminton

Held on the second Tuesday of every month

 

Wed

Immunology Allergy

A/Prof Sean Riminton
Dr S Limaye
Dr C Toong
Immunology Registrar
CNS M Rafferty

9:00am to 1:00pm
Level 6 West

9767 6735

Thu

Neuroimmunology

A/Prof Sean Riminton
Dr S Reddel (Dept of Neurology)
Neuroimmunology Fellow
Immunology Registrar
CNS M Rafferty

1:00pm to 5:00pm
Level 5 West

9767 5333

Fri

Anaphylaxis Allergen Challenge

Dr S Limaye
Immunology Registrar
CNS M Rafferty

9:00am to 1:00pm
Level 6 West
This clinic is held monthly or every second week

9767 6735

Education

Advanced Training In Immunology at Concord Hospital

The Immunology advanced trainee registrar position at Concord Hospital is recognised by the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee in Immunology and Allergy of the Colleges of Physicians and Pathologists, and forms part of a rotation with the training programs of Royal Prince Alfred, Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals.

The registrar is located in the Department of Immunology (Level 6 West, main building) at Concord Hospital and is under the direct supervision of A/Prof Sean Riminton, and/or Dr Sandhya Limaye. The position is a full-time advanced training registrar position in the Sydney Local Health District.

Resources

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
Immunosuppression screen