Discharge summaries

Discharge summaries completed for patients who have a Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) will be uploaded to the PCEHR unless they request otherwise.

Electronic discharge summaries can be sent from Royal Perth Hospital to a patient’s nominated GP using secure electronic messaging or by fax. At this time we cannot reliably tell which summaries have been successfully received by other means, so a copy of each inpatient discharge summary will continue to be sent by mail even if you opt to also receive it electronically or by fax.

To enrol for electronic or faxed discharge summaries or to update your practice details, please email NaCS.RPH@health.wa.gov.au or phone 9224 7066 and provide the following information:

  • your Practice details (including Practice name address, phone, fax)
  • a list of all current GPs at your practice including their provider numbers
  • your practice’s EDI code for secure electronic transmission, which can be obtained from your secure messaging provider.

Contact information

If you experience a problem with receiving discharge summaries electronically, please contact your secure messaging provider’s help desk in the first instance. For further assistance HealthLink can be contacted on 1800 125 036.