Princess Alexandra Hospital sets up virtual fracture clinic
A virtual fracture clinic has been set up at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.
Ajay Sooknah, head of operations for the surgical and critical care healthcare group at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT), said: "The virtual clinic is designed to improve our patients' experience so that they are not required to attend the hospital for multiple face-to-face assessments and can be reviewed in a timely manner.
"Clinicians will look at the patient's X-rays, medical notes and electronic referral form following their visit and telephone the patient to discuss their treatment and management.
"The patient may be discharged by phone back to their GP or require further specialist help and will be referred to the most appropriate clinic.
"Patients will be notified following their initial attendance at the emergency department and receive a patient information leaflet to explain the process."
PAHT also provides outpatient services at Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.