Wednesday 27 January 2021
Salisbury Foundation Trust

Orthopaedic/Fracture Clinic

Description

Provides services for orthopaedic referrals, orthopaedic spinal service and fracture clinic appointments. Also provides facilities for application of and after-care of plaster casts. Pre-Assessment clinics are also held in the clinic from Monday to Friday by Specialist Nurse Practitioners.

Location
Level 3
Head of Service
Guy Barham
Best place to Park
Car park 8 - drop-off point available at the Nunton Day Unit (level 2) Wheelchairs are available.
Directions

By car: Enter hospital site at Entrance A. Park in car park 8.

By bus: Alight at Main Entrance (third stop). 

 

Enter hospital at Springs Entrance (level 2), take the stairs or lift to level 3 and follow the signs for the Fracture Clinic; or at Main Entrance (level 3), walk through the foyer and turn left, following the signs to the Orthopaedic/Fracture clinic. The clinic is at the far end of the corridor.

Direct Telephone No
Chilmark Ward - 01722 343510 Amesbury Ward - 01722 343105
Extension No
2609/Fracture clinic 2441

Clinics

The Outpatient clinics are held on Monday to Friday every week at Salisbury District Hospital, with some clinics being held on a Saturday morning. We also hold clinics in the Westminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury, offering a spinal, hip, knee, foot and ankle, and upper limb service, and at Warminster Community Hospital offering a hip, knee and upper limb service.

Pre-Assessment clinics for patients having planned surgery are held in the Pre-Operative Assessment Unit (POAU) from Monday to Friday by Specialist Nurse Practitioners.

Appointments

The department offers a minimum of 2243 outpatient appointments every month. There are about 684 new referral appointments and 1559 follow up appointments every month. About 30 appointments are missed every month by people not attending and who do not cancel their appointment.

Outpatients

The department also provides outpatient facilities for the application of, and after-care of, plaster casts.

Wards

There are two wards in the inpatient department, treating emergency and planned orthopaedic admissions. The wards are closely linked to the Outpatients Department, X-ray Department, plaster room and the Emergency Department. The Orthopaedic Therapy Team are next to the wards to make sure there are good links between wards and therapy, and good continuity of care.

Therapy

The Orthopaedic Therapy Team are responsible for the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for both accident (trauma) and planned (elective) Orthopaedic patients.

The Orthopaedic Therapy Team hold one clinic each week and can see six patients.

Operations

The department perform an average of 354 operations every month, and this is divided up into about 247 planned operations and 107 emergency operations.

The information on the Orthopaedic Department pages should be used in conjunction with advice given to you by your health care professional.

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ
T: 01722 336262 E: sft.pals@nhs.net
© 2021 Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Values