Ear, Nose and Throat - Otolaryngology Head Neck Skull Base Surgery

Important Changes to the Hearing Implant Service at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

The Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group (SCGOPHCG), which includes Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, is transitioning to a state-wide audiology service (previously provided on behalf of SCGOPHCG by the Ear Science Institute of Australia - ESIA).

This means that SCGOPHCG will now be able to directly provide patients with complete audiology services during their audiology/hearing implant journey. The new state-wide service includes clinic appointments, device repairs, maintenance, programming and all ongoing follow-up care.

If you are a current patient receiving audiology services you may have received a letter from the Ear Science Institute of Australia advising you about the changes. You will shortly receive additional information from SCGOPHCG advising you about your options and how we will continue to provide free-of-charge care as part of the new state-wide service.

During this transition period, if you have an urgent enquiry or require a follow-up appointment before the end of July 2020, please contact the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Ear Nose and Throat department on telephone 6457 3089.

For all non-urgent enquiries, please contact the Ear Nose and Throat department via email SCGH.ENTSecretary@health.wa.gov.au.


Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) service, also as Otolaryngology Head Neck Skull Base Surgery, is a major centre of excellence in ear, nose and throat disorders and provides expertise in these specialist areas. It also provides the state service for Skull Base Surgery.

The Ear and Skull Base unit has an international reputation in the management of ear, acoustic tumour and skull base disorders. The Head and Neck Oncology Unit provides the complete spectrum of treatment for patients with cancer in the head and neck region. The specialist otolaryngologists at the University Department of Otolaryngology are trained in Australia and have undertaken major international postgraduate training in the various subspecialty areas involving Otolaryngology, Head and Neck, and Skull Base Surgery.

The department has been awarded a research Foundation Grant for Narrow Band Imaging cancer research. In addition three new cancer research trials in collaboration with medical and radiation oncology are being conducted.

The department has implemented a new cochlear implant patient file information, updated patient information board in clinic, introduced a new working channel voice scope for outpatient procedures and fully electronic WA Health record SHaRE system for MDT notes and cancer patient management.

Last Updated: 24/06/2020