The Fracture Clinic is based at 24 Hour Surgery on Madras Street in a dedicated space with a separate waiting room and a specialist ‘plaster room’.
When patients present for the first time with an injury they are seen in the ’walk-in’ area of the 24 Hour Surgery and, if appropriate, follow up is arranged in the Fracture Clinic, which is appointment based.
The clinic is staffed by Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine specialists with additional training in fracture management and supported by Orthopaedic specialists.
It can manage most fractures although those that require urgent intervention will be referred to Christchurch Hospital. All x-rays with significant abnormalities are reviewed by an orthopaedic surgeon. There are Fracture Clinic appointments available during weekdays, and patients treated at the Fracture Clinic can return there for appointments as their injury recovers.