Many of you opt for OET because its writing is comparatively easier than IELTS Writing. However, there are many aspects you need to be sure about in order to write an OET referral letter. Read each letter below and understand the corrections. For your improvement, all these letters are written by the same person.

Letter 1
Original Letter
After Correction
Ms Anna D Souza
Senior Nurse at Old Age Home
155 Commercial Street, London
Correct
15 June, 2013 Correct
Dear Ms Anna D Souza, Correct

Ref: Mrs Emily Ryan, 59-Year Old.

Correct

I am writing this letter to introduce the above mentioned patient who had splenectomy. She needs postoperative care and support from your facility as she is being discharged today.

I am writing this letter to introduce the above mentioned patient who underwent splenectomy a week ago. She needs postoperative care and support from your facility as she is being discharged today.

Mrs Ryan was admitted to our hospital on 4 April, 2013 with the complaints of enlarged spleen due to viral infections and high blood pressure. She underwent splenectomy and no complications have been noted.

Mrs Ryan was admitted to our hospital on 4 April, 2013 with the complaints of enlarged spleen due to viral infections and high blood pressure. After the successful completion of splenectomy, the patient showed signs of improvement and no complication has been noted.

During the postoperative period she was commenced with Aspirin 100 mg,pneumococcal, meningococcal and haemophilus influenza type B vaccines. In addition to this, daily surgical dressing has been doing followed by strict aseptic technique.

During the postoperative period, she was commenced with Aspirin 100 mg, pneumococcal, meningococcal and haemophilus influenza type B vaccines. In addition to this, daily surgical dressing is being done followed by strict aseptic technique.

At present she is in good condition. No signs of infection or bleeding  have been noted and blood pressure is also normal . However she needs support for walking and also she has to avoid travelling and  vigorous exercise.

At present, she is in good condition and no signs of infection or bleeding have been noted. Besides, her blood pressure is also found normal. However she needs support for walking and also she has to avoid travelling and  vigorous exercise.

Mrs Ryan medical history reveals that she is a hypertensive patient since 2006 and she has had food poisoning  in 2009.

Mrs Ryan’s medical history reveals that she is a hypertensive patient since 2006 and she has had food poisoning  in 2009.

As per social history she is widow and she has one daughter .Her brother Mr J Perera is very supportive and has been visiting regularly. She likes to do painting and reading.

As per her social history, Mrs Ryan is a widow and she has a daughter. Her brother Mr J Perera is very supportive and has been visiting her regularly. It may be worth noting that she likes to do painting and reading.

It  would be greatly beneficial if you could take over the patient for follow-up care. I request you to again monitor the patient for medication compliance, any signs of infection and please remind the patient to follow up FBE test. If you want any more informations do not hesitate to contact me.

It  would be greatly beneficial if you could take over the patient for follow-up care. I request you to monitor the patient for medication compliance. Please remind the patient to follow up FBE test in case of any signs of infection. If you want any more information do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours Sincerely
Charge Nurse
New Life Hospital.

Yours Sincerely,
Charge Nurse
New Life Hospital.

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Letter 2
Original Letter
After Correction

Mr Steven Hummings
Community Nurse
Community Health Centre
18 Gannon Parade Newtown

24 January, 2015

Dear Sir,

Re: Ms Belinda Hoyle, 37-Year Old

Mr Steven Hummings
Community Nurse
Community Health Centre
18 Gannon Parade Newtown

24 January, 2015

Dear Sir,

Ref: Ms Belinda Hoyle, 37 years

I am writing this letter to introduce Ms Hoyle who has had  fracture 3 days ago as he needs continued care at home from your facility. She has been discharged today.

I am writing this letter to introduce Ms Hoyle who has had  fracture 3 days ago as she needs continued care at home from your facility. She has been discharged today.

Ms Hoyle was admitted to our hospital on 21 January, 2015 due to a type 1 fracture 1mm above the left elbow and minor displacement with humerus aligned as a result of scooter accident.On examination , she had disorientation, dizziness and nausea for which she has been made to wear splints.

Ms Hoyle was admitted to our hospital on 21 January, 2015 due to a type 1 fracture 1 mm above the left elbow and minor displacement with humerus aligned as a result of scooter accident. On examination, she was found with disorientation, dizziness and nausea.

Ms Hoyle has no evidenced medical history . Nevertheless, at present she has the problem with weight loss and poor appetite.

Ms Hoyle has no evidenced medical history. Nevertheless, at present she has the problem with weight loss and poor appetite.

Ms Hoyle is married and she has a daughter 4-year old who has been hearing problem and has weekly consultation with Speech pathologist. Her husband is not helping for the childcare and housekeeping works and also she has some marriage problems.However ,she has been  doing home based business in partnership with husband and also she likes to do gardening.

Ms Hoyle is married and she has a 4 year old daughter who has __ hearing problem. The child has weekly consultation with a speech pathologist. Sadly enough, her husband is not fond of helping her with childcare and housekeeping works owing to marriage problems. However, she has been  doing home based business in partnership with husband.

Upon discharge she is stable and she can do independently self care activities. However , she needs rest and helps for the child care and lifestyle assistance. Moreover, she needs counselling for the marriage issues.

Upon discharge, she is stable and she can do self care activities independently. However, she needs rest and help for the childcare and lifestyle assistance. Moreover, she needs counselling for the marriage-related issues.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could sent home care nurse for helping Ms Hoyle. I request you to please remind the patient regarding appointment. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further queries

It would be greatly appreciated if you could send a home-care nurse for helping Ms Hoyle. I request you to remind the patient regarding her future appointments. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further queries

Yours Sincerely
Charge Nurse

Yours sincerely,
Charge Nurse
Overall Score
C+

Sample Answer 2 

Dr Tiana
Head Of The Department
Brain Center, Alphon Star Hospital
Reserve Rd – St Leonard’s
NSW 2065 Australia

14 September 2016

Re: Mr Wayne Tucker ,aged 27

Dear Doctor,

Thank you for accepting the aforementioned bachelor who requires continuity of care from your service . He underwent craniotomy in view of his cystic mass lesion and is recuperating well.

On 4th September 2016, Mr Tucker was presented to our hospital with an intense occipital headache associated with unstable gait and dizziness.He has been suffering  with the same headache since 1 year and multiple irregular episodes of vomiting since 5 months respectively.Subsequently, physical examination was performed in which no significant abnormality was found. However, to rule out exact diagnosis, certain diagnostic investigation like MRI and CT of brain were done which revealed the current diagnosis.Therefore,he underwent surgery and his cystic  mass was removed.

Mr Tucker’s post-operative phases were satisfactory. Besides, he made a good progress without any complication. Besides,a CT was repeated after a month and no lesion was identified in his study. Hence,he is scheduled to be discharged today.

In the light of the above, it would be greatly appreciated if you could examine Mr Tucker and manage his condition as deemed appropriate .All pertinent documents obtained during his confinement is enclosed. Of note, he lives on his own.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details.

Yours sincerely,
Charge Nurse.

Sample Answer 3

Dr. Tiana
Head of the Department
Brain Center – Alphon Star Hospital
Reserve Rd, St. Leonards NSW 2065
Australia

Dear Dr. Tiana,

Re: Mr. Wayne Tucker

I am writing to refer Mr. Wayne Tucker, 27 years of age, for your further treatment and care. He was admitted for 10 days due to his severe occipital headache which he has been suffering for a year and has presented which he suffered for a year and has presented (is it better this way sir?) a non- steady gait due to extreme headache and dizziness. In addition, prior to admission, he had a 5 months irregular bout of vomiting. During his admission, a clinical examination was conducted and revealed no abnormality.

However, the CT Scan report showed intra 4th ventricular cystic mass lesion and the MRI showed fairly marginated non enhancing mass lesion (60 mm) which required him to undergo a surgery. A Cz midline incision from the external occipital protuberance and a midline posterior fossa craniectomy were performed and the cystic mass was removed. His hemostasis was achieved and his dura was closed.

After the surgery, a CT scan was done showing nil presence of residual lesion. Upon discharge, his condition was normal and was advised to be referred under your care.

Please do note that the patient lives alone and has only one elder brother, Mr. Melvin Tucker who also lives in Sydney. Kindly contact him in case of emergency.

I firmly believe that you will be of great assistance to Mr. Tucker’s speedy recovery. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any inquiries pertaining to the patient.

Sincerely yours,
Nurse Bridge

Sample Answer 4

The residential care nurse
Alvin Myon
ATK care home
58 spencer Hill Rd, Wimbledon – UK

27 August,2016

Dear Nurse,

Re:Mr Alfie coleman

I am writing to refer Mr Coleman who requires further support and management from your facility  to improve his condition. He is being discharged today.

Mr Coleman was admitted to the hospital on 17 August, 2016 with the complains of extreme abdominal pain after a slight cough. During hospitalisation, physical examination and CT scan were revealed left side abdominal mass, pitting edema on lower abdomen, severe hypersplenotrophy, hepatocirrhosis.Therefore, he was advised to administer fresh frozen plasma, injection vitamin K, low oxygen and red cell concentrates.Inaddition,he was recommended to continue somatostatin,hemocoaugulase and abdominal bandage compression.Mr coleman is on medications such as human serum albumin,furisemide,20mg,daily,combined spirolactone,60mg,daily.Also started antibiotics before pleural effusion.The patient’s breathing difficulty was incresed and pleural effusion done.Currently,he is stable and ready for discharge.

Mr Coleman lives with his wife,Mrs Makoff colly.They have two children.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide continue care to Mr Coleman, as he needs  continue 3 months home stay care.Kindly note that,his haemoglobin was 81g/L at the te of discharge.All medical records are enclosed along with this.

If you have any queries,please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours Sincerely,
Charge Nurse

Dr Tiana
Head Of The Department
Brain Center, Alphon Star Hospital
Reserve Rd – St Leonard’s
NSW 2065 Australia

14 September 2016

Re: Mr Wayne Tucker ,aged 27

Dear Doctor,

Thank you for accepting the aforementioned bachelor who requires continuity of care from your service . He underwent craniotomy in view of his cystic mass lesion and is recuperating well.

On 4th September 2016, Mr Tucker was presented to our hospital with an intense occipital headache associated with unstable gait and dizziness.He has been suffering  with the same headache since 1 year and multiple irregular episodes of vomiting since 5 months respectively.Subsequently, physical examination was performed in which no significant abnormality was found. However, to rule out exact diagnosis, certain diagnostic investigation like MRI and CT of brain were done which revealed the current diagnosis.Therefore,he underwent surgery and his cystic  mass was removed.

Mr Tucker’s post-operative phases were satisfactory. Besides, he made a good progress without any complication. Besides,a CT was repeated after a month and no lesion was identified in his study. Hence,he is scheduled to be discharged today.

In the light of the above, it would be greatly appreciated if you could examine Mr Tucker and manage his condition as deemed appropriate .All pertinent documents obtained during his confinement is enclosed. Of note, he lives on his own.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details.

Yours sincerely,
Charge Nurse.

Sample Answer 3

Dr. Tiana
Head of the Department
Brain Center – Alphon Star Hospital
Reserve Rd, St. Leonards NSW 2065
Australia

Dear Dr. Tiana,

Re: Mr. Wayne Tucker

I am writing to refer Mr. Wayne Tucker, 27 years of age, for your further treatment and care. He was admitted for 10 days due to his severe occipital headache which he has been suffering for a year and has presented which he suffered for a year and has presented (is it better this way sir?) a non- steady gait due to extreme headache and dizziness. In addition, prior to admission, he had a 5 months irregular bout of vomiting. During his admission, a clinical examination was conducted and revealed no abnormality.

However, the CT Scan report showed intra 4th ventricular cystic mass lesion and the MRI showed fairly marginated non enhancing mass lesion (60 mm) which required him to undergo a surgery. A Cz midline incision from the external occipital protuberance and a midline posterior fossa craniectomy were performed and the cystic mass was removed. His hemostasis was achieved and his dura was closed.

After the surgery, a CT scan was done showing nil presence of residual lesion. Upon discharge, his condition was normal and was advised to be referred under your care.

Please do note that the patient lives alone and has only one elder brother, Mr. Melvin Tucker who also lives in Sydney. Kindly contact him in case of emergency.

I firmly believe that you will be of great assistance to Mr. Tucker’s speedy recovery. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any inquiries pertaining to the patient.

Sincerely yours,
Nurse Bridge

Sample Answer 3

Dr. Tiana
Head of the Department
Brain Center – Alphon Star Hospital
Reserve Rd, St. Leonards NSW 2065
Australia

Dear Dr. Tiana,

Re: Mr. Wayne Tucker

I am writing to refer Mr. Wayne Tucker, 27 years of age, for your further treatment and care. He was admitted for 10 days due to his severe occipital headache which he has been suffering for a year and has presented which he suffered for a year and has presented (is it better this way sir?) a non- steady gait due to extreme headache and dizziness. In addition, prior to admission, he had a 5 months irregular bout of vomiting. During his admission, a clinical examination was conducted and revealed no abnormality.

However, the CT Scan report showed intra 4th ventricular cystic mass lesion and the MRI showed fairly marginated non enhancing mass lesion (60 mm) which required him to undergo a surgery. A Cz midline incision from the external occipital protuberance and a midline posterior fossa craniectomy were performed and the cystic mass was removed. His hemostasis was achieved and his dura was closed.

After the surgery, a CT scan was done showing nil presence of residual lesion. Upon discharge, his condition was normal and was advised to be referred under your care.

Please do note that the patient lives alone and has only one elder brother, Mr. Melvin Tucker who also lives in Sydney. Kindly contact him in case of emergency.

I firmly believe that you will be of great assistance to Mr. Tucker’s speedy recovery. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any inquiries pertaining to the patient.

Sincerely yours,
Nurse Bridge

 

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