The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

What we do

We are a consultant led service, who are supported by a large multidisciplinary team that ensures that patients receive the best care available.

We have a dedicated team of clinical nurses who are proactive in ensuring that clinics run smoothly and efficiently. Patients often require an x-ray on arrival, in an attempt to prevent patients waiting longer than required nurses when possible will send patients to have an x-ray on their injury prior to seeing the consultation. Some patients may require to have wound assessments carried out due to the nature of their injury, this assessment will be carried out by our clinical nurses who will also re-dress the wound area if required.

Located within our department we have a committed team of plaster technicians. Our plaster technicians are responsible for the application of casts to allow for the fractured bone to heal correctly. However not all patients require this form of treatment and patients may only require a fixation such as a splint and/or walker boot. If this is the form of treatment that a patient requires the fixation can be done by either a member of the plaster room team or if available to do so a nurse may also help with the application of the device.