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New Hand Trauma Service provides patients fast access to leading care

St John of God Subiaco Hospital has launched a new Hand Trauma Service in response to growing demand from the General Practitioner community.

Doctor talking to man who has hurt hand
It is the third service offered as part of the hospital’s 1800 SUBIHELP hotline (1800 782 443), which also includes the Chest Pain Centre and Acute Medical Unit.

Using the hotline, GPs and other health providers can easily refer patients for fast admission to St John of God Subiaco Hospital to receive acute care.

Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Angus Keogh said that “Hand trauma can have long-term consequences, impacting peoples’ ability to function and quality of life.”

“By utilising these services, GPs can arrange streamlined access to leading specialist care for patients with private health insurance, without them experiencing public hospital emergency wait times” he said.

1800 SUBI HELP

Option 1: Chest Pain Centre

In collaboration with Western Cardiology, this service offers 24/7 emergency access for patients presenting with chest pain.

Option 2: Acute Medical Unit (AMU)

The AMU is open seven days a week between 8.00am and 8.00pm. The unit is led by on-call physicians supported by resident medical officers and our highly experienced nurses.

Option 3: Hand Trauma Service

In collaboration with our leading Orthopaedic and Plastics hand surgeons, this service offers 24/7 emergency access for patients presenting with hand trauma.

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