New appointments

A specialist clinic is a unit within a hospital that provides planned, non-admitted services.

A new appointment at a specialist clinic is recorded when a person is seen by that particular clinic for the first time.

The graph below shows data about new appointments. You can filter by specialty clinic and health service.

Scroll further down for more information about the data (measures).

About the data:

About new appointments by specialty

One patient may have multiple new appointments. This occurs when a patient from one specialist clinic is also seen for the first time by a clinician from another specialist clinic. For example, a patient with diabetes may be referred to an endocrinologist and a dietician, and will have a new appointment for each specialty.


  • Data source: Victorian Integrated Non-Admitted Health Dataset (VINAH). Data extracted 18 January 2021
  • No results available for Alfred Health, Djerriwarrh Health, Royal Children's Hospital and Bairnsdale Regional Health
  • Data is incomplete for Goulburn Valley Health, Melbourne Health and Royal Women's Health Service
  • Results for the current financial year are preliminary and will be finalised in November. Results from the previous financial year have been finalised
  • * No results are available.