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Orthotics - Royal North Shore Hospital

Building 33

Royal North Shore Hopital

Reserve Rd

St Leonards


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Orthotics - Royal North Shore Hospital

Contact us

General enquiries: (02) 9463 2303

Referrals phone: (02) 9463 2303

Fax number: (02) 9926 4066


Opening hours

Monday: 07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 07:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 07:30 - 16:00
Friday: 07:30 - 16:00

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 What we do

Orthotists provide patient-centred orthotic care in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Orthotists specialise in the assessment, design, manufacture and fit of orthoses to support, correct and protect all parts of the body such as head, spine, legs and feet.

The department specialises in the following areas:

•    Unstable/stable fracture- whole body management
•    Craniotomy/Craniectomy Helmets
•    Pressure Injury/ wound management
•    Risk of recurrent falls/ falls prevention
•    Burns face masks
•    Spinal orthosis review
•    Pressure injury prevention
•    Neuromuscular Orthotic Intervention
•    Multidisciplinary case planning
•    Footwear Assessment
•    Neurology
•    Orthopaedics
•    Developmental Hip Dysplasia
•    Rehabilitation
•    Education

 What to bring

  • Images and scans
  • Test results
  • Referral

 When to visit us

 How to visit us

 Referral information

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
•    Nursing
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.

 Other information

Is there a cost to patients to attend the clinic?

Patients referred from public clinics within the hospital are not charged for services.

Patients referred from private sectors are considered a private patient and will be charged accordingly. If you have a referral, please phone the orthotics department for an appointment. There will be a cost associated with any medical/adaptive device, splint or orthosis.