GPs can send ENT and Ophthalmology eReferrals through Healthlink, which is the HSE’s national messaging project. Using Healthlink means your practice does not have to worry about sending faxes or post.
For more information about Healthlink please see http://www.healthlink.ie.
Please do not give OPD referral letters to patients as they often inadvertently end up attending the A&E department.
If you have concerns regarding a patient you wish to refer or who is already attending the A&E department, please contact the Emergency G.P. Liaison Nurse who will provide you with a direct link to an A&E doctor if necessary.
To aid in referral letter triage we have developed speciality specific referral letters. Using these or ensuring that the information contained in them is integrated into your own referral letter will help to ensure that letters are processed in a timely manner.