Referral information for Respiratory & Thoracic Care

The following information and forms are for referring physicians to the Respiratory and Thoracic Care programs:

Thoracic and Respirology Referral Guide

Respirology Referral

Urgent consultation (same day) with suspected admission 
Direct patient to SMGH, Emergency Department. SMGH is supported 24/7 by Respirology on-call.

Patient transfer to SMGH, Chest Unit from a referring acute hospital
Call Chest Unit: 519-749-6460 for Respirologist on-call.

Semi-Urgent or elective
Call Respirologist directly or fax referral to office.

Suspected or Diagnosed Thoracic Malignancy

Combined Surgery and Respirology Assessment 
Refer directly to the Regional Thoracic Diagnostic Assessment Program (DAP), Grand River Regional Cancer Clinic. The DAP is supported by a Nurse Coordinator and cases are presented with full interprofessional team discussion and plan.
519-749-4370 ext. 5458
www.grandriverhospital.on.ca

Suspected or Diagnosed Esophageal Cancer

Call Surgeon directly or fax referral to office.

Diagnostic Testing

PFT, ABG’s, CPET
519-749-6578 ext. 1083

Radiology, CT, Lung Biopsy
519-749-6455

Nuclear Medicine 
519-749-6495

Airway Clinic

Asthma, COPD, Smoking Cessation
Patient referrals for education by a Certified Respiratory Educator: 519-749-6578 ext. 1083

Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
St. Mary’s General Hospital
519-749-6578 ext. 1083