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GP Liaison Unit

About the GP Liaison Unit

Barwon Health's GP Liaison Unit (GPLU) was established to assist GPs with access to hospital services and improve communication between Barwon Health and General Practice.

Located at University Hospital Geelong, the GPLU works closely with Western Victoria Primary Health Network to ensure all programs and activities meet the needs of GPs and ultimately enhance patient care.

Some of the programs include:

  • Development and implementation of referral and management guidelines for GPs which assist in Outpatient demand management
  • Creation of outpatient referral templates
  • Assist GPs in accessing hospital services
  • Facilitating communication between the hospital and GPs in the community

GPLU staff

Dr Jeff Urquhart, GP Liaison Consultant

Sandra Lowther, GPLU Program Manager

Reference guides

Service information 2018 *updated August 2018*


Message board archive



Last Modified: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

💬📣 Message board

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

On 20 March 2019, the Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) FirstNet went live. The new system will improve the ED triage process, communication and documentation.You will still receive a discharge summary/letter if you are the patient's nominated primary care provider. There will be some changes in the look and feel of these documents.For more information or to provide feedback email

We appreciate your patience during the adjustment period and we are excited about the opportunities EDIS FirstNet will provide.

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Contact us

Ph: (03) 4215 8845
Fax: (03) 4215 0453
Mobile: 0403 580 489

Level 2, central core, University Hospital Geelong

Related Links

GP referral templates