When injury occurs after hours and on the weekends then where do you go?
The big question that parents ask when their child has an injury or a possible broken bone is “Do I need to go to the Emergency Department and wait 4 to 6 hours for what may be a minor injury or can I go to the local Sports and Injury Clinic at Castle Hill Medical Centre?”
Dr Ron Tomlins has been a GP for almost 40 years with half that time in The Hills and we asked him this very question.
“I have seen people with a great variety of injuries including bruises, abrasions, lacerations, burns, bites, sprains and fractures. At Castle Hill Medical Centre, we see many people each week with injuries resulting from sport or accidents around the house, at work or at school.”
“I hear of many instances where parents take their children to the Emergency Department when they could be treated on-site in our Sports and Injury Clinic without the long waiting times or high cost.”
We treat FRACTURES and CUTS from
The injuries we commonly see are:
• Cuts and lacerations when children run into furniture
• Cuts from kitchen knives, broken glass, shredders and secateurs
• Foreign bodies in the eye, ear or nose
• Abrasions, bruises or skin tears from falls
• Bites or scratches from dogs and cats
• Burns or scalds
• Sprained ankles and wrists, shoulders and knees from sport
• Back pain and muscle strains
• Fractures and dislocations of the finger, wrist, leg, nose, collar bone or ribs from falls
• Injuries to ligaments, tendons and nerves
• Head injuries with concussion or loss of consciousness
How does it work?
Require a Specialist or Emergency Referral?
- GP’s will contact the team of specialists immediately for instant advice
- Organise a specialist appointment for you
- Provide an instant referral to avoid the queue at the hospital