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The Virtual Fracture Clinic offers high quality, safe and effective follow up care to patients after an orthopaedic injury.

Who we are

Introduced in February  2016, the Virtual Fracture Clinic Service at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Trust offers high quality, safe and effective follow up care to patients after an orthopaedic injury.

    The Team

What happens in Virtual Fracture Clinic

Following your attendance in the emergency department, walk-in-centre or via GP referral, the Trauma Orthopaedic team in the Virtual Fracture Clinic will review your x-rays and medical notes electronically and decide upon an appropriate management plan for you.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to attend for this appointment.

If you require a further prescription or more advice about pain relief before you attend for an appointment please contact your GP or local Pharmacist.

 

What happens next

Patient aftercare is dependent on the nature of the injury.

You may not require follow up in Fracture Clinic if the Emergency department has given you the appropriate advice and your injury is simple.  If you have lost your advice leaflet click here.

Following this review you will be offered either an appointment in Fracture Clinic, at the right timeframe for your injury, or a telephone appointment with a specially trained Physiotherapist to discuss your injury and offer telephone advice.

We will contact you within 7 days of receiving your Emergency Department, Walk- in Centre or G.P. referral either by phone call or post depending on when your appointment is.

If you have not heard from us within 7 days of your Emergency Department or Walk-in Centre attendance contact us on (0151) 706-2831. Please ensure that you give the Emergency Department reception staff your up-to-date phone number and address.

Please be aware that phone calls made from within the hospital will appear on your phone as “number withheld”

Please refer to the Virtual Fracture Clinic patient leaflet for more information

Here's information on how to register with a GP if you haven't already done so...

And some information on taking sick leave here...

 

Contact Us

Telephone

Virtual Fracture Clinic  - 051 706 2831

We can be contacted, Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.  Outside of these hours please leave a clear message on the answer machine and we will call you back.

How to Change or Cancel a Fracture Clinic Appointment?

If you need to change or cancel your first appointment with us please contact the Virtual Fracture Clinic on 0151 706 2831.

However, any follow-up appointments that need to be changed or cancelled please contact the appointments team on 0151 706 5555

 

VFC patient nformation leaflets

Mallet Finger Advice Leaflet.doc

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