The Service is located in the Emergency Department of Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) and is one of only four services nationally.
Forensic physicians in the Service work closely with police, lawyers, coroners, forensic pathologists and forensic scientists. The work involved includes:
The FM service model, which is the first of its kind in Queensland, allows forensic examination of patients involved in assaults by trained professionals in a safe clinical environment, while other health care needs can be addressed simultaneously.
Forensic physicians work closely with police, lawyers, coroners, forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.
The scope of their work involves clinical examination of living persons, the provision of written reports and oral testimony in court, and encompasses both forensic and health care roles; the forensic examination of complainants and alleged perpetrators to assist the legal process, and the provision of health care to patients in contact with the legal system.
The Faculty of Clinical Forensic Medicine (FCFM) was established in 2014, and there is now a pathway to Fellowship by enrolling in the competency-based training program.
For more information and informal discussions, please contact Dr Cathy Lincoln, Deputy Director Gold Coast Forensic Medicine, Emergency Department, Gold Coast University Hospital on 07 5509 7270 or Cathy.Lincoln@health.qld.gov.au
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