Orthopaedics - bone health
The orthopaedic team at Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital work closely with the Emergency Department (ED), radiology and physiotherapy.
Referrals from family doctors, GPs or physiotherapists are prioritised with a maximum four month wait to be seen for specialist assessment (if referral is accepted).
Outpatient clinics are held in the orthopaedic department for fracture and elective orthopaedic outpatients.
Two elective clinics are held at Napier Health each month.
Surgeons visit Waipukurau twice a month and Wairoa once a month.