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