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Trauma and Orthopaedics

Current status as of 13 April 2021

Trauma

Fracture clinics are currently operating at Bronglais General Hospital, Withybush General Hospital and Glangwili General 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 it is possible and safe to do so. The majority of our patients being managed through these clinics are being done so virtually. 

Elective  

Elective clinics are currently running across sites with a mixture of virtual and face to face appointments. 

Virtual consultations by telephone continue wherever possible to support the delivery of virtual activity.  Additionally the digital platform, Attend Anywhere, is being utilised within Orthopaedics in Glangwilli General Hospital with further roll out across other sites shortly. This will enable us to conduct virtual appointments using video technology.  This provides an opportunity to maximise engagement with our patients.

 

Treatments

Trauma management

Trauma surgery (Priority 1) has continued to take place at Withybush General Hospital, Bronglais General Hospital and Glangwili General Hospital.

MIU has continues to be provided at Prince Philip Hospital.

Elective

All patients awaiting surgery continue to be clinically prioritised according to the Royal College of Surgeon’s guidance. 

Elective Orthopaedic treatments across sites have been suspended due to the ongoing Covid prevalence, however this is being continually reviewed and will restart when deemed safe to do so.

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

 

Future plans

Outpatients 

Progress further roll out of Attend Anywhere.

Treatments 

Await the ability to restart treatments across 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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