We provide care to inpatients at Royal North Shore Hospital.
The Orthotics Service accepts referrals from clinics and specialists working in the Royal North Shore / Ryde Health Service. We accept referrals from:
• Medical staff
• Allied health
Out of NSLHD:
- Reason must be stated explicitly
- Resident of other LHD that does not provide the clinical service
- Continuing care of existing condition already managed by NSLHD
- Demonstrated complexity requiring services of NSLHD
- Compassionate circumstances, e.g. family, proximity, staff
The Orthotics Department does NOT accept referrals directly from the community or from GPs.
Patients within Northern Sydney Local Health District may be able to eligible to see our service however usually they will be required to be triaged through the Ambulatory Care Centre.
If you require Orthotic intervention and do not a have a referral from a doctor who works at Royal North Shore or Ryde Hospital you may first need your GP to refer you to an appropriate medical specialist clinic within Royal North Shore or Ryde Hospital. Once you see the specialist, they can help determine if you require Orthotic services and refer you on to our department.
The following information must be included for referral to be accepted:
Providing more information will aid the triage process and make it more likely that your patient will be seen in the most timely manner possible.
Please submit referrals using the eReferral system through HealthLink, which can be accessed through most clinical software systems.
Alternatively, address letters to the Orthotics Department, building 33, at Royal North Shore, St Leonards, NSW.
Fax: 02 9926 4066
Referrals will be triaged and your patient will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible. This process may take between 1-4 weeks. You will be contacted if more information is needed.
Telehealth services are available, please indicate on the referral if you feel this would be suitable for your patient’s appointment. However, as Orthoses are physical devices, almost all appointments will need to be in person.