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 16 July 2021
  • 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
  • No results available for Bass Coast Regional Health, Alfred Health, Bairnsdale Regional Health, Colac Area Health, Djerriwarh Health, Gippsland Southern Health, Castlemaine Health, Portland District Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Children's Hospital
  • Data is incomplete for Albury Wodonga Health, Eastern Health, Goulburn Valley Health, Peninsula Health, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital, South West Healthcare and Western Health. As such, care needs to be taken when assessing results and comparing to prior periods.