Who are we?
The Virtual Fracture Clinic Service was introduced in February 2016 at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Trust and offers high quality, safe and effective follow up care to patients after an orthopaedic injury. Following the merger of hospital services within Liverpool this has been extended to include Aintree University Hospital.
What happens in Virtual Fracture Clinic
Following your attendance in the emergency department, walk-in-centre or via GP referral, the Trauma Orthopaedic team in the Virtual Fracture Clinic will review your x-rays and medical notes electronically and decide upon an appropriate management plan for you.
PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to attend for this appointment.
If you require a further prescription or more advice about pain relief before you attend for an appointment please contact your GP or local Pharmacist.
What happens next
Patient aftercare is dependent on the nature of the injury.
You may not require follow up in Fracture Clinic if the Emergency department has given you the appropriate advice and your injury is simple. If you have lost your advice leaflet click here.
Following this review you will be offered either an appointment in Fracture Clinic, at the right timeframe for your injury, or a telephone appointment with a specially trained Physiotherapist to discuss your injury and offer telephone advice.
We will contact you within 7 days of receiving your Emergency Department, Walk- in Centre or G.P. referral either by phone call or post depending on when your appointment is.
If you have not heard from us within 7 days of your Emergency Department or Walk-in Centre attendance contact us on 0151 529 2536. Please ensure that you give the Emergency Department reception staff your up-to-date phone number and address.
Please be aware that phone calls made from within the hospital will appear on your phone as “number withheld”
Virtual Fracture Clinic - 0151 529 2536
We can be contacted, Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm. Outside of these hours please leave a clear message on the answer machine and we will call you back.
How to Change or Cancel a Fracture Clinic Appointment?
If you need to change or cancel your first appointment with us please contact the Virtual Fracture Clinic on 0151 529 2536.
However, any follow-up appointments that need to be changed or cancelled please contact the appointments team on 0151 529 2751/2752/2752.