SCHHS: Important changes to skin cancer referrals

In News, Sunshine Coast by Jasmin Midgley

The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service has a well-developed plastic surgery service, which includes the management of complex skin cancer excisions.

Skin cancer excisions are also managed by the department of general surgery.

To improve patient access to the appropriate specialty, the following referral criteria have been introduced:

For educational resources on the management of skin cancer see HealthPathways Skin Lesions.

For service information about local general practitioners with experience in skin cancer, e.g. for arranging biopsy or excision, see HealthPathways and Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA) Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor search.