The Acute Plastics Trauma Service
13th Aug 2015
Welcome to The Acute Plastics Trauma Service,
which is now available to your patients, 3 days per week!
About the Service:
This is an Acute Plastic Surgery Trauma Clinic, available 3 days per week, with immediate access to leading Consultant Plastic Surgeons with expertise in the treatment of acute plastic trauma injuries. At present the team includes:
The clinic is open from 8am – 10am Monday, Wednesday & Friday. It is located within the Emergency Department.
The patient can walk in with a referral or schedule an appointment in advance by phone on 01 206 4232, or by fax on 01 206 4448.
Same day surgery will be carried out if required. Patients will be treated with regional anaesthesia where possible.
Who to refer?
Patients with the following injuries:
- Upper limb trauma – lacerations / tendon injuries / nerve injuries.
- Lower limb trauma – lacerations / pretibial wounds / large open wounds (which require reconstructive surgery).
- Complex Facial lacerations.
- Complex Scalp lacerations.
- Minor to moderate burns injuries.
- Acute cellulitis – facial / hand.
* Please note: For patients requiring immediate attention, contact us directly.
How to Refer?
Book the patient into the next day Acute Plastics Trauma Clinic by phone on 01 206 4323, or by fax on 01 206 4448.
Alternatively, the patient can walk in with a referral letter.
The patient should present to the clinic fasting for at least 6 hours with their relevant x-rays, bloods and any other tests applicable.
Patients will be seen by the Consultant Plastic Surgeon.
If a surgical procedure or treatment is required, this will be organised on the same day where applicable.
Patients will be discharged with follow up care.
What does the Service Cost?
The fee to attend the Acute Plastics Trauma Clinic is €150, payable on registration.
The clinic is located within the Emergency Department and further charges are explained via the links below.
Further to that:
- What does it cost: During the visit?
- What does it cost: If the patient requires admission to the hospital from the Acute Plastics Trauma Service?