After your visit to the Emergency Department you may be referred to the Virtual Fracture Clinic.
Note: You do not need to attend this clinic.
The Orthopaedic Consultant and Nurse will look at your notes and X-ray and contact you with advice. This might be an appointment to come to the clinic or phone advice and discharge with the option to call back anytime for advice or an appointment.
It is helpful if you give the staff in the Emergency Department your most up-to-date phone number and remember the call may come from a 0800 number.
Following assessment you may be sent a letter with one of the following leaflets:
You may have an appointment at the Fracture Clinic. An orthopaedic doctor will look at your notes, X-rays and talk to you about your injury. The clinics are split up into different body parts on different days of the week. The patients attending this clinic are usually people who have had an accident so there can be lots of patients at the same clinic. The nurses will keep you up to date if waiting times are longer than expected. It is helpful if you have something to eat before you come and take your normal medicines. It is also helpful if you bring a list of any medication you are currently taking.
After an injury or operation you may be asked to come back to a Nurse Led Clinic. These clinics are run by nurses only, there are usually no doctors present. The nurses are very experienced and have had training in these injuries and operations. If a doctor is needed the nurse can contact one to see you.
If you are attending the Fracture Clinic and wish to cancel or rearrange an appointment please call
(0141 201 3105/0141 201 3114)
We can also be contacted via email at [email protected]
Should you required any additional advice from medical staff the specialist nurses can be reached on
0141 201 6414