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.