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Monday to Friday:  8:30am-5.00pm
Saturday/Sunday:  8.30am-12noon
Bank Holidays:      8.30am-12noon

 

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Musculoskeletal Services

Fracture Clinic RVI

The Fracture Clinic is based in the New Victoria Wing at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and provides an outpatient service for both children and adults, usually following an orthopaedic injury.

You can be referred to this clinic by your GP, or you may be sent here following a visit to either the Emergency Department, Walk in Centre or Minor Injury Unit. There are Nurse Practitioners based here who run special clinics to review patients with fractures, in particular those who have fractured a hip.

We also provide care and advice for problems affecting your spine, feet, ankles, knees or hip, and we hold pre-assessment clinics providing you with a general health check before having any planned orthopaedic surgery at the RVI.

Fracture Clinic opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 8.30am to 12 midday

Please note that the clinic is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Plaster Room opening times

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 9.00am to 10.30pm

Please note, you should contact us to arrange an appointment before coming to the Plaster Room.


How to find us

Directions to the Fracture Clinic, New Victoria Wing, RVIShow [+] Hide [-]

The Fracture Clinic is based in the New Victoria Wing at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. To find us:

  • Come through the Main Entrance of the New Victoria Wing and look for signs for the Fracture Clinic which is on the Ground Floor.
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Staff you are likely to meet

The clinical team in the Fracture Clinic is led by Sister Linda Morgan and is made up of medical and nursing staff, plaster technicians and other support staff. 

During your visit to the clinic you may be seen by different members of the team.

Things you need to know

  • Please report to the receptionist 10 minutes before your appointment.
  • If you require an x-ray before your consultation please attend 20 minutes before your appointment (unless advised to attend earlier) and show your appointment card.
  • If for any reason you are concerned about your ability to cope at home with your injury, please talk to a member of the nursing staff before you leave the clinic.
  • If you have a plaster cast in place, you should also have a copy of the plaster care leaflet, so you know how to care for your cast at home. Please ask a member of staff for a copy before you leave the department.
  • To enable you to cope at home you may be issued with crutches or a zimmer frame. You will be instructed on how to use these before you leave the clinic. If you feel that this has not been sufficiently explained please ask a member of staff.
  • All walking aids should be returned to the clinic when you no longer need them as they are regularly in short supply and are needed for use by other patients.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the clinic, please contact:

  • For appointments, tel: 0191 282 5402
  • For nursing queries, tel: 0191 282 1431
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