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Emergency Referral Orthopaedic Clinic
Main clinic telephone numbers: 01473 702050 or 702042 Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Nearest car park: Car Park F. View car parking information.
Nearest entrance: Entrance 3
Directions from entrance to clinic:  Our reception area directly inside entrance 3. View hospital map.
Overview: Orthopaedic clinics for all non traumatic orthopaedic conditions for adults and children 
Clinic times: The department holds emergency referral clinic with the on call consultant from 8:30 am to 10 am Monday to Friday for trauma related injuries. Walk-ins can attend between 8:30 am and 9:30 am, if referred by their GP or hospital and must attend with a letter from the referrer and preferable any relevant scans. On Friday the clinic occasionally takes place between 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm depending on consultant timetables, and it is advisable to telephone before attending. Emergency referral clinics are also held on most bank holidays, but you are advised to telephone the department before attending these sessions. If you feel you need to be reviewed earlier than your planned appointment, please telephone the department to allow assessment so you can be advised as to when to attend to facilitate the necessary treatment required.
What to expect at your appointment: There can be up to five consultant clinics taking place per session which can lead to a large number of people with appointments especially when fracture clinics are running. As part of your treatment it may be necessary for several procedures to be performed such as X-ray, change of cast and wound review which may encounter waits in each area. It may be necessary to undress for your examination but a gown or sarong will be provided for dignity. You may wish to bring shorts with you to your appointment.
When and where to get results of any tests: Information will be given at the time of your appointment regarding how and when you will get your results and you will be advised if there actions you need to take.