Plaster Clinic

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For the formal application of all types of plasters for limb fractures which the GP is managing.

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

THS Southern Region Only

The technicians work closely with the Orthopaedic Clinic. If you do not intend to manage the fracture yourself then you must also refer the patient to the Orthopaedic Clinic or the Emergency Department. 

Water proof plasters are not available from this service. Cast covers for waterproofing may be available at your local pharmacy or a medical supplies service.

Emergency conditions

This is not an emergency service.

Referral process

The patient / GP is asked to phone the plaster room in the first instance to arrange an appointment and fax the referral.

A formal referral should be faxed with the x-ray and report, type of fracture and type of cast required. If you would like the plaster technicians to remove the cast please specify time interval for this.  Please indicate the availability of the patient and the most appropriate contact number. Indicate if the patient is expecting a call or if they will phone. 

There is an out of pocket cost. Generally the cost is $60.00 - $250.00 depending on the materials used and the size of the cast.

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.