Orthopaedic & Spine Rapid Access Service

A Rapid Access Clinic is available at the Mater Private Orthopaedic & Spine Centre, in addition to extensive sub-specialty routine clinics for a wide range of orthopaedic and spine conditions.

In the Orthopaedic & Spine Rapid Access Service we have a dedicated team of expert Consultants, treating a wide range of both complex and routine Orthopaedic and Spinal patients.

This service accepts referrals from GPs and Physiotherapists with urgent spinal referrals being seen within 3 DAYS. Non urgent spine and orthopaedic referrals will be seen within 10 DAYS of referral.

The areas treated include conditions affecting the:

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Spine
  • Upper Limb
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hand & Wrist

For rapid access spinal referrals, the list of symptoms that are considered to require urgent review include:

  • Motor Deficit
  • Night Pain
  • History of Cancer

If your patient is experiencing any of the following, they should go directly to the nearest Emergency Department to seek medical advice:

  • Saddle Anaesthesia
  • Incontinence
  • Our Orthopaedic & Spine service caters for patients of all ages and varying degrees of complexity. In particular any patient who needs to undergo a major surgical intervention such as spine surgery or a hip, knee or shoulder replacement should first consider the Mater Private.

    Our surgery preparation and enhanced recovery programmes are unique within Irish private healthcare.

    The Mater Private is a full service hospital with access to a range of medical back-up facilities including a critical care unit and onsite cardiology services, making it one of the safest hospitals for a patient to undergo a major operation.

    • The Mater Private is accredited by the Joint Commission International a global organisation that identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety across the world – awarding only the highest performing organisations.

    To get further information on any of our extensive sub-specialty routine clinics click on the relevant speciality below:

GP Referral Form

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