In this section
PIPER is more than happy to discuss any unwell child you are concerned about, at any time. Early referral enables us to discuss the diagnosis and treatment, mobilise our team and any other resources in a timely manner as required, and to initiate any additional pre-retrieval management as needed.
There are particular patients who need an urgent response, and we have defined these criteria, which we refer to as ‘Go Now’ criteria. These are not meant as thresholds for referral, for many such children we would wish to be called earlier, but rather they are triggers for urgent departure of our retrieval team. See the
PIPER Paediatric ‘Go Now’ Criteria.
Please make your referral at any point in time when you need paediatric intensive care advice or retrieval. Our call coordinator will greet you and record this information in an I.S.B.A.R. format.
It is NOT a requirement to have ALL the information available.
PIPER paediatric referral information
See the Guidelines for Referral to PIPER neonatal.
How to arrange an emergency transfer/consultation.
Telephone PIPER dedicated 24 hour emergency line on 1300 137 650.
How to arrange a non-emergency/elective transfer/consultation.
Telephone PIPER dedicated 24 hour non-emergency line on 1300 659 803.
Return Transfer Service.
Tertiary Centre online booking.
For other referring hospital return bookings:
Know your transport classification