A nurse checks on a patient in the cancer ward


Referral information

Referring a patient

To arrange an appointment with a clinical haematologist, patients require a referral from your GP. Please see How to refer a patient for more details. Referrals are checked by a senior consultant. Patients are usually seen within three weeks of referral receipt or sooner if the referral is urgent. 

If the referral is urgent, GPs can ring the department administrator (see below) who will arrange an immediate conversation with a consultant or registrar.

Urgent referrals out of hours

You can page the Clinical Haematology Registrar via switchboard by calling: 03 9496 5000.

For all general enquiries, please contact:

Peter Shuttleworth - Clinical Nurse Consultant

P: 9496 5236

E: peter.shuttleworth@austin.org.au


Tania Cushion - Clinical Nurse Consultant - Lymphoma

P: 9496 9735

E: tania.cushion@austin.org.au


Priscilla Gates - Clinical Nurse Consultant - Autograft & Survivorship

P: 9496 9735

E: priscilla.gates@austin.org.au


Natalie Villani - Department Administrator & PA to Director, Professor Andrew Grigg

P: 03 9496 5093

E: natalie.villani@austin.org.au