At a time when the COVID-19 crisis is putting immense pressure on our public hospitals across the nation and in particular at our local Gold Coast University and Robina Hospitals, The Private Fracture Clinic is urging people with fractures and traumas to visit them to ease the burden on our public hospitals as the Corona crisis increases.
The Private Facture Clinic is conveniently located in Southport and specialises in the treatment and aftercare of all fractures, broken bones and limb injuries and has been operating since 2018.
“As our public hospitals, including our local Gold Coast University Hospital, experience increased demand in their Accident & Emergency department, and are stretched to their limits during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Private Fracture Clinic is offering patients an alternative to the busy emergency departments and to help lighten the load on our public health system during this trying time.” said Dr. Bradley Smith, Managing Director, Private Fracture Clinic.
“We appreciate that every patient’s time is valuable and with the current situation patients are not wanting to be in public areas or populated areas for long periods of time, therefore greatly reducing the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 in an Accident & Emergency department in a public hospital. That’s why we ensure patients are seen and treated as quickly as possible and given a range of treatment alternatives such as waterproof casts and removable splints.”
The Private Fracture Clinic has specialist doctors with vast experience in fractures and trauma, supported by skilled plaster technicians and nurse practitioners with access to orthopaedic surgeons for specialist opinion within minutes.
“With approximately 100 patients a day heading to local public hospitals for fractures, casts and splits, the relief on the public system by heading to the Private Fracture Clinic is a vital way locals can ease the pressure on our health system, currently at total capacity. We want to be part of the solution to give our hospital as many specialists to treat the current crisis we as a nation and world population are experiencing.” Dr Bradley Smith explained.
Aside from many people believing that public hospitals are their best ‘first call’ when needing treatment in fractures and trauma, many are also unaware that bulk billing is also available at The Private Fracture Clinic.
“Medicare bulk billing is available to most treatments required or patients have a low out-of-pocket cost for any orthopaedic device purchased. We offer a range of orthopaedic devices such as waterproof casts, synthetic casts, removable braces, moon boots and range of motion braces.” stated Dr. Bradley Smith.
The Private Fracture Clinic is also closely monitoring the advice being given by the Department of Health and other governing bodies to ensure they implement and comply with all recommendations to keep staff and patients safe during this COVID-19 crisis.
The Private Fracture Clinic is currently open 5 days a week, however has the capacity to increase to 7 days depending on community need. Appointments can be made online at www.fractureclinic.com.au or by phoning 1300 525 666.
The Private Fracture Clinic is located at Level 1, Spine Centre, 151 Smith Street, Southport QLD 4215