Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the way we deliver care within the Trauma and Orthopaedic Service has been limited since March 2020.
The Fracture Clinic Service is held in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
The consultant-led team will advise on urgent referrals from A&E, Minor Injuries Unit, the acute physiotherapy service and GPs. The team do not respond to any individual patient queries.
Follow-up appointments can be carried out by telephone if necessary if the patient (or parent) is self-isolating.
The Health Board may choose not to operate on certain injuries if the risk of COVID infection or implant infection following admission is too great. For those injuries, the Health Board may need to operate at a later date when it is safe to do so.
The service is currently only operating on urgent trauma cases, with a small number of clinically urgent elective cases being planned wherever possible. Any routine joint replacement surgery is not being carried out currently. Some major joint operations for urgent long waiting patients are being done in other centres, and if you are identified as suitable for this option, you will be contacted by the waiting list team at Royal Glamorgan Hospital with further information.
If you have any urgent queries relating to the T&O service limitations, please see the contact guidance below:
For any transport issues, contact the Ambulance Service