Our Orthopaedic Surgery service is the largest public hospital orthopaedic department in Victoria. It is a tertiary referral centre catering for general, specialty and complex areas within Orthopaedic Surgery.
The Orthopaedic Surgery service works closely with Rheumatology to provide a complete musculoskeletal service.
Our inpatient services are divided between emergency and elective surgery patients. More than 2,500 surgical procedures are performed each year.
How to access this service
You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.
If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.
Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue, unless it is specified as "indefinite". Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.
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What to bring
Every time you come to hospital
Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:
- Medicare card
- Health Care card (if you have one)
- Concession card (if you have one)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
- X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For an overnight (or longer) stay
If you come for an overnight (or longer stay), you should also bring:
- A dressing gown and slippers, or comfortable day clothes and shoes
- Your toiletries
- Your iPad/tablet or smartphone, provided you are happy to take responsibility for it
For a clinic appointment
If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:
- Your appointment book
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number
Do not bring (for overnight or longer stay)
And if you're staying overnight, do not bring:
Your handbag, wallet, purse or large amounts of cash. Just bring a small amount for items such as newspapers, magazines or coffee
- Valuables, such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.