Hospital Liaison GP

The Hospital Liaison GP is a practising GP based at Royal Perth Hospital for 10.5 hours per week. The Hospital Liaison GP works closely with the Liaison GP (Aboriginal Health).

The Hospital Liaison GP works on system issues to improve patient care as they move between Royal Perth Hospital and care in the community in collaboration with the WA Primary Health Alliance (external site), and consults with other primary health care agencies, the Department of Health and other Hospital Liaison GPs regarding GP/Hospital interface issues.


  1. Provide a General Practice perspective on patient care at RPH
  2. Assist communication between the hospital and GPs with regard to patient care
  3. Represent General Practice in strategic planning and policy development within the hospital
  4. Participate in the development of collaborative initiatives involving the hospital, General Practice, WA Primary Health Alliance and other health care agencies
  5. Liaise with WA Primary Health Alliance and the GP community on issues pertaining to the hospital / GP interface
  6. Develop a perspective of Hospital / GP related issues at a state and national level.

To provide feedback about GP interaction with Royal Perth Hospital, contact the Hospital Liaison GP. Your feedback is much appreciated, vital to achieving improved patient care and communication.

Contact us

Hospital Liaison GP: Dr Jacquie Garton-Smith
Phone: 9224 3261

Queries from General Practitioners (GPs)

To ensure prompt action, queries from GPs regarding a patient or clinical service should be directed to the relevant specialty registrar or consultant in the first instance. They may be contacted via hospital switchboard on 9224 2244. The Liaison GP generally handles queries from GPs when the registrar or department has not been able to assist.

Queries from patients or relatives

The Liaison GP is unable to take queries direct from patients or relatives. These should be directed to the relevant department or Customer Liaison Office on 9224 1637.

Operating hours

9am – 2.30pm
Monday and Thursday

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