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Acute Injury Clinic

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This twice weekly clinic is a referral service for GP's and Physiotherapists. Our aim is for Far North Queensland patients to not have to wait extended periods of time for acute orthopaedic conditions.

The clinic is suitable to:

  • Patients injured in sporting or recreational activities the previous week.
  • Patients who need relatively urgent treatment, including surgery.
  • Private patients and those wishing to seek private treatment only.

Public patients seeking acute injury care are best referred to the fracture clinic at the Cairns Hospital where they will be managed in an expedient and professional manner.

The process to access the acute injury clinic is for your health professional to:

  • Phone administration onĀ 4040 6240
  • Fax a referral through to 4040 6201

A GP referral will be required to see a surgeon, however if referral has been sent from a physiotherapist an appointment can be made with our Sports Medicine Registrar - Dr Kira James who would assess the injury and refer to one of our orthopaedic surgeons if deemed necessary.

  • Contact our administration team if you require further information.
  • Address the referrals to The Doctor-Acute Injury Clinic as any one of our specialist will be attending the clinic that week.
  • If a public patient requires urgent review then the relevant health professional should contact the Orthopaedic Registrar on call at the Cairns Hospital on 4226 0000.