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Telephone advisory service for our patients (Orthopaedics SA nurses):
North Adelaide (08) 8267 8213
Ashford (08) 8267 8229
Flinders (08) 8267 8240
Orthopaedics SA is proud to have specialist Orthopaedic Liaison Nursing Staff on-site, to provide comprehensive nursing care, patient education and pre-operative assessment services.
The Orthopaedic Liaison Nursing team plays a pivotal role in addressing patients’ individual needs, before and after hospitalisation.
Pre-admission appointments are scheduled prior to surgery to discuss the details of your hospital stay, the recovery process and to answer any questions you or your family may have. This can be done over the telephone, if more convenient.
To streamline the admission process, a health assessment will also be carried out at this time. The aim of the appointment or phone call is to provide information that will better prepare you for surgery and to discuss steps for your recovery.
Our nursing staff will also help plan your discharge from the hospital. Should you require rehabilitation, mobility or daily living assistance, these services will generally be discussed with you prior to your discharge from hospital.
If our patients have any concerns or queries, they can contact our nursing staff Monday to Friday during office hours on the numbers above.
The Orthopaedic Liaison Nurses will provide a wound care service for post-operative patients, including wound assessment, bandaging and dressing removal. We can liase with community nurses should you require further or on-going treatment.
The nursing staff will provide plaster cast care and education for both adults and children. There are some important instructions to observe, particularly with children, once a cast is applied to a limb. Our staff will discuss the relevant care needed for your particular cast.
As well as plaster facilities, we also have a wide range of moon boots, splints and other orthopaedic products if these are required for our patients. We stock a range of sizes and these can usually be fitted at the time of your appointment, avoiding the need to travel elsewhere.
We work very closely with the inpatient physiotherapists at our major operating sites. These physiotherapists are highly trained and specialise in the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, post-operative recovery and rehabilitation. Each physiotherapist has been briefed on specific post-operative instructions and preferences for each of our surgeons, to help provide the best outcome for our patients.
Our inpatient physiotherapists also liase with physiotherapists in the community or other facilities, to assist with your ongoing care.
We have close links with many community physiotherapists, who have helped treat thousands of Orthopaedics SA patients over many years. For the benefit of our patients, we are more than happy for them to return to a physiotherapist who has treated them previously with good results, or who is conveniently located near their home or workplace.
Our highly skilled and dedicated staff plays an important role in making sure your experience at Orthopaedics SA is as comfortable and convenient as possible. Each secretary/ personal assistant manages the practice of their doctor including all correspondences, appointments and consultations. This means better communication, rapport and understanding of each patient’s needs.
In addition, our secretarial staff provide invaluable support through a wide range of administrative services. Our friendly staff will be happy to speak with you at any time regarding services, appointments and general enquiries.