Sports and Injury Clinic

 

When injury occurs after hours and on the weekends then where do you go?

 

The parents’ guide to childhood injuries
Scratches, scrapes and sprains –

 

 

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”, said Dr Tomlins.

 

 

“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.

 

WHY COME SEE CASTLE MEDICAL CENTRE OVER A HOSPITAL?

 

“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

 

 

“In most cases, these injuries can be treated on-site by our doctors and trained nurses.

 

 

“Adhesive strips, glue or sutures can be used to repair cuts or lacerations, depending on the size, shape and position of the wound. Relief from pain will be provided if necessary.

 

 

“If an X-ray is required to clarify a diagnosis, it will be performed in the practice then and there, day or night, saving time and money. If necessary, a boot or a cast can be applied in the centre.

 

 

“For injuries requiring emergency specialist care, we have access to specialists who will provide on call advice and can expedite access to surgical treatment if needed. We will also organise ambulance transport to hospital when required.”

 

If you have an injury, what should you do? Dr Tomlins says “Remember the following First Aid tips:

 

• Seek medical attention as soon as possible after the injury has occurred
• If there is bleeding, firm pressure with a pad or a clean handkerchief is helpful to control the bleeding
• For injuries to joints, abrasions, bruises, burns or scalds, an ice pack will help to reduce the swelling and pain
• Above all, do not panic

 

If you suspect a neck or spinal injury, ring an ambulance immediately.”

 

WE TREAT MINOR FRACTURES AND WOUNDS

When injuries happen at sport, home or work, get immediate care by our Doctors and save the emergency department for emergencies.

INJURIES WE TREAT:
•Sprained or broken ankle
•Sprained or broken wrist
•Sprained or broken finger
•Knee injuries
•Torn ACL
•Shoulder injuries
•Facial injuries such as nose and dental trauma
•Cuts and lacerations
•Torn ligaments

 

If you have a Fracture, getting an x-ray is the first step. We provide on-site x-ray and treatment at your walk-in appointment.

 

X-RAY AND TREATMENT OPEN: Time changes below from 1st Nov

8.30AM – 8PM MONDAY – FRIDAY

10AM – 6PM SATURDAY

10AM – 4PM SUNDAY

 

OUR X-RAY EXTENDED OPENING TIMES WILL CHANGE FROM  1ST NOV BUT WILL RETURN DURING THE SPORTS SEASON APRIL – AUG 2019:

ALL X-RAYS WILL BE BULK BILLED DURING THE BELOW TIMES

8.30am – 5pm Mon, Tue & Fri

8.30am – 6pm Wed, Thurs

10am – 3pm Sat

10am – 12pm Sun

 

 

We charge a fee for this service which is outlined below, pending time and day. This fee is only an approximation as price varies depending on the severity of the injury.

 

Charges: ALL X-RAYS WILL BE BULK BILLED FROM 1ST NOV. 

During business hours (Mon-Fri until 5pm)- $79 due at time of consultation  PLUS materials used to treat the injury.

$42 – OUT OF POCKET AMOUNT DURING BUSINESS HOURS after medicare rebate.

 

AFTER HOURS ( AFTER 5PM WEEKDAYS AND ALL DAY SAT AND SUN)

Approx. $200 due at time of consultation PLUS materials used to treat the injury.

$106 – OUT OF POCKET AMOUNT after medicare rebate

 

DO YOU OR YOUR CHILD HAVE A CUT OR SUSPECTED BROKEN BONE?

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    • Week Days7.00 am to 9.00 pm
    • Fri 7th Dec7.00 am to 6.00 pm
    • Saturdays7.00 am to 8.00 pm
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    • Phone02 9634 5000
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    • AddressLevel 1, Castle Mall 4-16 Terminus Street, Castle Hill NSW 2154
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