Melbourne Hand Surgery 


Latest news: Masks are and will remain mandatory when you attend our practice in person, and we request that you log your attendance via our Victorian Government QR code, by entering location code 3D7RE3 into the Services Victoria App or by writing your details on the physical register at our reception.

In accordance with the current COVID peak (black) status consultations are now being conducted via videoconference, with in person consultations by exception. Hospital elective surgery is limited to Category 1 and urgent 2A surgeries only, at The Avenue only. All individuals undergoing elective surgery are required to obtain a negative COVID test within 72 hours of their scheduled surgery and must self-isolate from the time of their test until their hospital admission. 

Videoconsultations are conducted via telehealth at our dedicated virtual clinic to maximise patient and staff safety. For in person consultations we have enhanced hygiene measures in our rooms including acrylic screens, masks, hand sanitiser, face shields and physical distancing-related changes. We require that all patients provide a referral prior to booking an appointment so that we can identify and manage urgent and emergency conditions in a timely manner, and so that our surgeons can assess your suitability for a telehealth appointment and identify any further information or tests that might be required before your consultation.      If you are eligible to get vaccinated, please do so. 

How do I "check in" to see Dr Tomlinson for my video consultation?

melbhandsurgerydoxymedrjilltomlinsonTo consult with Dr Tomlinson via video, first you need to use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser.  A webcam and microphone are required if you use a computer; you can also use a smart phone or tablet.

“Check-in” to see Dr Tomlinson in three simple steps:

  1. Click here to go to Dr Tomlinson's virtual clinic.
  2. Enter your name, click "Check-In".
  3. You are now in Dr Tomlinson's virtual waiting room. Dr Tomlinson will be with you shortly.

These steps are outlined in the flyer below or can be viewed in this video.

Dr Tomlinson prefers videoconsultation to phone consultation for telehealth in most circumstances as it allows face to face conversation, screensharing and document sharing. Being able to display and discuss photographs, diagrams, radiology results and more allows significantly more information to be conveyed in a consultation. While videoconsultation has limitations when compared to a traditional in-person consultation (for example, Dr Tomlinson cannot feel or touch your hand) we endeavour to only offer telehealth consultations for circumstances where an in-person consultation is not clinically necessary. If you prefer a consultation via telephone (audio only) or in-person please let our reception staff know; this may mean that we recommend that you have an in-person consultation scheduled.  


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