Orthopaedic Surgery

(bones and joints)

We provide surgical and non-surgical treatment for conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints and ligaments) in adults.

Our services

We specialise in the following surgical procedures:

  • hip and knee replacement (primary and revision)
  • shoulder, knee, foot and ankle surgery
  • surgery and perioperative care for fractured neck of femur.

Our services include:

  • 42 bed orthopaedic ward
  • allied health services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietetics and social work
  • orthogeriatric services
  • orthopaedic elective surgery
  • fractured neck of femur service.

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Refer a patient

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

After your hospital appointment

Your doctor may advise that you require surgery. If this is the case you will be placed on a surgical waiting list and may need to attend the Pre-admission Clinic before your surgery.

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait
  • An adult carer to support you and take you home
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

Clinics

Administration Building

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Contact us

Orthopaedic Office
Location: Lower ground floor, Administration Building. The Prince Charles Hospital
Phone: (07) 3139 4412
Fax: (07) 3139 4250
Open: Monday-Friday 7.30am-4.00pm

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to this service, view the Orthopaedic Surgery referral guideline.

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline:
1300 364 938