Bid to secure orthopaedic surgeon

THE Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is attempting to recruit an additional orthopaedic surgeon to Shoalhaven District Hospital, which could allow for the provision of a fracture clinic. 

An ISLHD spokesperson said the provision of enhanced orthopaedic services within the Shoalhaven has been identified as a need and ongoing efforts were being made to recruit an additional orthopaedic surgeon to the hospital to supplement the services provided by the one orthopaedic surgeon currently contracted to the hospital. 

“It is expected that with an additional orthopaedic surgeon recruited to the region, there will be improved access to acute orthopaedic services for patients experiencing an injury requiring emergency intervention, and provision of a fracture clinic for patient follow up,” the spokesperson said.

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