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 on 20 April 2022
  • 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
  • Western Health and Djerriwarrh Health Services voluntarily amalgamated on 1 July 2021. The former Djerriwarrh Health Services is presented as Western Health BM&M (where 'BM' denotes Bacchus Marsh and 'M' denotes Melton). Care needs to be taken when assessing results and comparing to prior periods
  • Ballarat Health Services, Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, and Wimmera Health Care Group voluntarily amalgamated on 1 November 2021 into Grampians Health. These former entities are now presented as Grampians Health – Ballarat Health Services, Grampians Health – Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Grampians Health – Stawell Regional Health, and Grampians Health – Wimmera Health Care Group. Care needs to be taken when assessing results and comparing to prior periods