Hand injuries account for 42% of all work-related hospital admissions. Hand injuries, although not often life-threatening, can be life-altering.
An injured hand can make everyday tasks difficult and tiresome, if not impossible.
For a worker, losing full use of one’s hand can lead to depression, lower income and in some cases unemployment.
Knowing this, Western Sydney-based specialist surgeons have come together to create the hand injury centre hotline. This hotline provides 24-hour information, seven days a week and will guide the injured person to the specialist surgeon on call, which will fast- track their treatment.
The surgeons that make up the group treat hand injury cases at busy trauma centres at Westmead, Nepean and other hospitals in those areas.
This kind of depth of experience ensures that the patient receives possible care. Plus, a full rehabilitation program with physiotherapists trained in hand care will assist in getting the injured person back to work as soon as they are fit.
Care is offered in both a public and private setting, with many surgeries taking place at the two large trauma centres at both Westmead and Nepean Hospitals. These hospitals have especially equipped operating facilities and post-surgical staff specially trained in hand care.
The hand injury centre surgeons will be exhibiting at the Sydney Safety Show, 24th-26th October, Sydney showground, stand 028.
More details are available with Australian Exhibitions & Conferences.