New Sports Injury Service
Sep 25, 2017
Greenslopes Private Hospital has launched a new Sports Injury Service, which offers discounts and fast-tracked treatment for people who are injured while playing or training for a recognised sporting club or school.
The service can be accessed 24/7 at the hospital’s Emergency Centre off Newdegate Street.
People can receive immediate clinical assessment, initial treatment, imaging, and a referral to a specialist if needed.
Emergency Centre Director, Dr Mark Baldwin, said the move is a win for patients who will receive streamlined specialised care from experienced doctors and nurses.
“We wanted to make it even easier for patients to access high quality treatment for their sports injuries.”
“Greenslopes Private Hospital is in an ideal position to offer this integrated service with access to radiology and pathology facilities right here on site.”
If a patient needs to see a specialist, Emergency Centre staff will match them with an ideal doctor for that particular injury (e.g. orthopaedic surgeon or neurosurgeon).
“The benefit of having a wide range of highly trained and skilled specialists all in one place is that we can cater for all types of injuries – from the head to the foot,” said Dr Baldwin.
Eligible patients accessing the Sports Injury Service can receive a reduced out-of-pocket fee of $75 after the Medicare rebate.
The fee includes plain X-ray and pathology but does not include radiology services other than plain X-ray, splints, crutches or pharmacy products. Patients must also hold a valid Medicare card.
No referral or private health cover is required for Greenslopes Emergency Centre visits.
Discounted fees apply to the Greenslopes Emergency Centre only; normal fees and private health insurance cover apply if visits result in admission to the hospital.