This is a sports triage service. Triage means rapid assessment and direction to the best treatment options as soon as possible. Your injury will be assessed by our Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist who specialises in sports injuries. Once your need is assessed you will either:
So no more long waiting to get your treatment plan in place.
No, you can self refer. However, If you have a referral letter from your GP or Physiotherapist, please bring it with you.
If you contact us by phone you will be asked a number of questions about your injury. This is in order to exclude more serious injuries such as fractures or eye injuries which may require you to attend your local emergency department. If you contact us by email please give us your telephone number so we can call you to run through these questions.
Once we are happy that your injury is suitable for our service you will be given an appointment to come in that day or shortly after, at the next available Sports Clinic.
Bon Secours Sports Clinic triage fee is €150 in both Cork & Galway
This depends on where your policy covers you to have treatment and whether your policy covers you for physiotherapy treatment.
No, you will only be referred to see a Consultant if clinically indicated
The Consultant that you see initially at each site will be one of a number of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons who have a special interest in sports injuries. If you need surgery later, you will be referred to the Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in that particular area, eg hand surgery or ankle surgery. This may be the same consultant you saw initially or a different one, depending on the best option for you.
These can be completed on the same day here. However your insurance policy will determine if you are covered for these tests here. If scans are completed elsewhere, your results will be sent to our Sports & Orthopaedic Consultant at our sports clinic for review.
You can get an appointment at the next triage clinic. Clinics take place each Monday & Wednesday morning. Our Sports Clinic is located in the Physiotherapy Department of our Bon Secours Hospital.
You will be given a diagnosis and a treatment plan by our Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist. This may involve going for further tests, seeing a Consultant and ultimately surgery. Or it may involve conservative treatment, i.e. physiotherapy rehabilitation.
Yes you can. We want to support our colleagues in private practice and give them a resource to make things better for you, the patient, and not remove you from their care. But if you don’t have your own physiotherapist we are happy to continue your treatment at Bon Secours.
Yes, with your permission we will provide your own medical team with full details of triage outcomes, treatments or surgeries with appropriate treatment protocols.