Find out what to expect when you come to hospital for your child's orthopaedics appointment.

Patient information

Before your appointment

Please remember to check your appointment letter for anything specific you have been asked to take with you. In addition, it would be helpful if you could bring the following:

  • your full address and telephone number(s)
  • your appointment card and appointment letter
  • Your GP’s name and address
  • a list of questions you may want to ask your consultant

During your appointment

The adult orthopaedic and fracture clinic on the ground floor of Salton House on South Wharf road at St Mary's Hospital. Please use the entrance on South Wharf road. You can check in using electronic kiosks or simply go to reception. 

The care of all patients is overseen by a consultant, however, you may well be seen by either an extended scope practitioner (a senior physiotherapist who has been specially trained to see and treat certain problems) or a registrar. The registrar will discuss your case with one of the consultants, and if necessary the consultant will also come to see you. Allocating patients in this way allows each patient to be seen by the most appropriate person and with the least waiting time.

After your appointment

You may need to have follow-up scans or appointments, this will be discussed with you at the end of your first appointment.