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Virtual Fracture Clinic

Virtual Fracture Clinic

 

After your injury the Emergency Department or your G.P. will refer you to ‘Virtual Fracture Clinic’ where the Orthopaedic team will assess your injury/broken bone.

What will happen next?

The Emergency Department will forward your details to ‘Virtual Fracture Clinic’ where the Orthopaedic team will assess your injury/broken bone.

Virtual Fracture Clinic is the core of a new safe, effective and validated method to evaluate your injury by reviewing your X-Rays and the initial assessment from the Emergency Department (A & E); this will be done within 72 hours of your attendance to the Emergency Department.

you will not need to attend the Hospital when the assessment is taking place (hence the term ‘Virtual Clinic’

 

After the assessment: 

  • A specialist orthopaedic nurse will contact you over the phone to discuss your treatment or provide advice, and then book an appointment (as appropriate)
  • An appointments booking clerk will contact you to arrange an appointment in most appropriate clinic.
  • You might receive an appointment letter over the post, if appointment is arranged for you in the next 10-14 days (non urgent)
  • You might be asked to come on the same day to the hospital for further treatment/investigation.

 

You and your GPs will receive a letter outlining the assessment and outcome.

Prior to leaving A&E department please make sure the hospital has an up to date telephone number.

You must bear in mind that the hospital will call you with a withheld number - please do not ignore the number as you won’t otherwise be able to receive advice. If phone the call is not answered, a message will be left where possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Fracture Clinic on 01604 523839.

 

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