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Orthopaedics & Spine Rapid Access Service

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Orthopaedics & Spine Centre, Mater Private Network, St. Raphael's House, 81-84 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1, D01 KX02 1800 38 52 85 Outside ROI +353 (0)1 882 2617

Please note that a referral letter is required before an appointment can be confirmed.

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About our Orthopaedic & Spine Rapid Access Service 

A Rapid Access Clinic is available at Mater Private Dublin's 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 orthopaedic referrals being seen within three days while urgent spinal referrals can be processed within one week by calling directly to the orthopaedic and spine centre on 01 882 2617 or emailing

The areas treated include conditions affecting the:

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Spine
  • Upper limb
  • Hand, elbow and 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

Mater Private Dublin 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. 

Our hospital 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.

Our Orthopaedic & Spine services cater for advanced levels of complexity, and any patient who needs to undergo a major surgical intervention such as spine surgery or a hip, knee or shoulder replacement should consider Mater Private Network where our surgery preparation and enhanced recovery programmes are unique within Irish private healthcare.

For further information on any of our extensive sub-specialty routine clinics click on the relevant specialty below.

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