Emergency Deparment

A collaboration between the Orthopaedic and Emergency Medicine Services has resulted in treatment guidelines, direct admission and leaflet supported discharge of orthopaedic patients from the Emergency Department (ED). A Virtual Fracture Clinic (VFC) was implemented. We aimed to examine the treatment time in the ED for orthopaedic patients discharged with advice, the unexpected return rate and the time from presentation to admission for patients who required in-patient care. EDTime