Trauma and Orthopaedics

Current status as of 11 September 2020

Outpatients 

Fracture clinics are currently operating at Bronglais Hospital, Withybush Hospital and Glangwili Hospital.  There is currently no fracture clinic provision at Prince Philip Hospital due to social distancing measures on this site however this is being continually reviewed and will restart as soon as possible. The majority of our patients being managed through these clinics are being done so virtually. 

Elective clinics have recommenced from the 1st September with a mix of virtual and face to face appointments in place across sites and including the use of Werndale, with the exception of Prince Philip Hospital. Telephone consultations also continue wherever possible. The roll out of Attend Anywhere is imminent across the service.

Treatments  

Trauma surgery has continued to take place at Withybush, Bronglais and Glangwili Hospitals. 

Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) has continues to be provided at Prince Philip Hospital. 

All elective patients awaiting surgery have been clinically prioritised. Urgent patients are already being treated out of Bronglais Hospital and Werndale BMI Healthcare, Bancyfelin. Paediatric patients are being treated at Glangwili Hospital. 

Treatment of urgent patients will recommence at Withybush from the 23rd September 2020.  Restart of treatments at other sites is being reviewed on a weekly basis. 

The majority of fitness for surgery appointments (pre-assessment) are currently being undertaken by the telephone. 

 

Future plans

Outpatients 

Roll out of Attend Anywhere.

Treatments 

Await the ability to restart treatment at our other sites.     

 

How to make contact

Please refer to your patient letter for contact details or contact the PALS team on telephone number: 0300 0200159 or email: hdhb.patientsupportservices@wales.nhs.uk

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