Level 4, 18 North Tce, Adelaide SA

Emergency Referral Service

(08) 8213 1800

(08) 8213 1811


For 24/7 assistance please call (08) 8213 1800 and follow the prompts to our after hours answering service for access to our on call medical team

Adelaide Plastic Surgery is pleased to provide a 24-hour, seven-day emergency referral service for injuries specifically requiring specialist plastic surgical treatment.

Our specialist plastic surgeons are able to provide comprehensive care for a range of injuries including:

  • Tendon and nerve repairs
  • Hand fractures
  • Facial trauma
  • Sporting injuries
  • Domestic injuries such as lacerations and minor burns

Our plastic surgeons are available to discuss difficult cases and give advice where necessary.

Referring a patient

We are able to accept emergency referrals from any medical facility, including emergency departments, Work Health Clinics, GP rooms or direct from SA Ambulance Service.

In order to provide the best possible service, when referring a patient we ask that:

  • Injuries are sufficiently stabilised, cleaned, and suitably dressed
  • Patients are advised to fast if necessary
  • A letter of referral is faxed to our North Terrace rooms on (08) 8213 1811
  • Relevant radiology scans and reports are with the patient
  • We have been notified and an appointment has been confirmed


Please be aware we are a private practice and fees will apply. Our emergency referral service is suitable for patients with private health cover, Return To Work injuries, Third Party Insurance or who are fully self-funded (uninsured). We are committed to informed financial consent and patients will receive a pre-treatment written quote for all medical expenses. If an injury requires further management with one of our Hand Therapists, please note additional fees will apply.


We are able to accomodate patients with burns that cover less that 10% of the body. Significant burns should be referred as a matter of urgency to the Royal Adelaide Hospital or Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Skin Cancer Clinic

Skin cancer removal is the most frequently performed procedure at Adelaide Plastic Surgery. Our commitment to patient safety has led to the development of a dedicated skin cancer clinic for patients requiring immediate specialist opinion and management of suspicious lesions.

For more information regarding this service please visit our skin cancer clinic page.

Consult Locations

Over the years our surgeons have established a close relationship with many major public and private hospitals, along with various day surgery facilities and medical practices. As a result, we are pleased to offer a variety of consult locations, offering our patients the convenience of seeing their specialist locally. Several of our surgeons are also regular visiting specialists at hospitals across country South Australia and Broken Hill, confirming our commitment to regional health services. As a further service to remote patients, we are able to offer Telehealth consultations and post surgery reviews.

To refer a patient to any of our regional locations or to arrange a Telehealth consultation, please direct all enquires to our North Terrace rooms, where our administrative staff will be pleased to assist further.

For all referrals to Broken Hill Base Hospital please contact the hospital directly on (02) 8080 1333. Their team will be pleased to assist in arranging an appointment with our visiting specialists.

Adelaide Day Surgery

Ground floor, 18 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Broken Hill Hospital

Thomas Street
Broken Hill NSW 2880

Burnside Hospital

120 Kensington Road
Toorak Gardens SA 5065

Calvary North Adelaide

89 Strangways Terrace
North Adelaide SA 5006

Calvary Adelaide Hospital

120 Angas Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Glenelg Community Hospital

5 Farrell Street
Glenelg South SA 5045

Kincraig Medical Clinic

6 Cedar Avenue
Naracoorte SA 5271

Memorial Hospital

Sir Edward Smith Avenue
North Adelaide SA 5006

Modbury Hospital

Smart Road
Modbury SA 5092

Mt Barker Hospital

87 Wellington Road
Mt Barker SA 5251

Mt Gambier Hospital

Wehl Street North
Mt Gambier SA 5290

Naracoorte Hospital

101 Jenkins Terrace
Naracoorte SA 5217

Stirling Hospital

20 Milan Terrace
Stirling SA 5125

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