referral criteria to specialist pancreatic centre if acute pancreatitis

Last edited 12/2018 and last reviewed 06/2022

Referral for specialist treatment

If a person develops necrotic, infective, haemorrhagic or systemic complications of acute pancreatitis:

  • seek advice from a specialist pancreatic centre within the referral network and
  • discuss whether to move the person to the specialist centre for treatment of the complications.

When managing acute pancreatitis in children:

  • seek advice from a paediatric gastroenterology or hepatology unit and
  • a specialist pancreatic centre and discuss whether to move the child to the specialist centre.