The Trauma and Orthopaedics department specialises in:
- Foot and ankle
- Spinal surgery
- Paediatric orthopaedics
The Great Western Hospital is a designated Trauma Unit within the new regional Trauma Networks.
Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic
Physiotherapists are available at every fracture clinic.
Some of the clinics are run by Extended Scope Physiotherapists and nurse specialists.
What to expect
When you arrive at the clinic, please register at the front desk. You may then be sent for x-ray or to the plaster room, treatment room or a clinic waiting area.
Information around the department will direct you to the right area and staff are on hand to assist where necessary.
The plaster room provides casts and splints for patients attending the clinics, as well as providing a specialist casting service for the whole hospital. You can contact the Plaster Room on 01793 604568.
All wound care is carried out in the treatment room and the Nurse Led Clinics are held in this room. You can contact the Treatment Room on 01793 604569.
Great Western Hospital - ground floor (please see Floor plan).
Being referred to us
You will be referred to us:
- By the Emergency Department or Urgent Treatment Centre if you have had a traumatic injury and require follow-up or further treatment, or
- By your GP or another health care professional for investigation, advice or treatment for an orthopaedic condition.
We also treat hospital inpatients who need a cast or a splint.
|Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays||Closed
Fracture clinics are held each weekday morning.
The majority of orthopaedic clinics are held in the afternoon.
General enquiries about injuries may be answered by consulting the Virtual Fracture Clinic.
Enquiries and outpatient appointments
Tel: 01793 604914 or 01793 604915
For queries about your admission to hospital for a procedure, please see Admissions.