Assessment and management of all adult and paediatric orthopaedic conditions.
North South North West Statewide
Fractures that have had initial first aid treatment (GP or ED) are seen in the Orthopaedic Clinic as urgent referrals. For urgent or unstable fractures that may require operative intervention phone the Orthopaedic Registrar on duty to discuss the case and also fax a referral to clinic.
Emergency conditions/symptoms include (not an exhaustive list):
- Septic arthritis
- Unstable fractures
A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.
Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines.
Referrals are registered by the clinic to who they are referred and are triaged according to the specific clinic guidelines.
Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 6405 Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED – Phone: (03) 6478 5120 Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6340 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED – Phone: (03) 6166 6100 Fax: (03) 6173 0489
Urgent / category 1
We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.
Semi-urgent / category 2
We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks
Routine / category 3
Next available appointment
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