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Referring patients with a query DDH

1. Nurse Led Rapid Access Clinic: Clinic day: Alternate Tuesdays.
Referral Letters accepted from:  AMO/ GP/ Outside Consultant

CNS triages letter and appropriate appointment offered.
Letter dictated back to referring source post apt to advise on outcome.
Note: Only Hip queries will be dealt with at this Clinic. Any other Orthopaedic concerns require a separate referral.

Referral can be posted to OPD or faxed to Dept of Orthopaedics. (01) 4096927(fax no)

2. Virtual Hip Clinic:   For patients with an abnormal Hip X-Ray report.
                                       Referral letter must be accompanied by x-ray report.

                                       Referral letters accepted from: AMO/GP/Outside Consultant


Referral with attached X-ray report can be posted to OPD or faxed to Dept of Orthopaedics.                                                                                  (01)4096927   

X-ray is reviewed by an Orthopaedic Consultant at the Virtual Clinic and a recommendation made.  
Parent is contacted by CNS.

Letter dictated back to referral source to advise on outcome.   

The Virtual Hip Clinic has won two prestigious awards in the last 6 months for its efficiency in patient care

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