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A new solution for workplace hand injuries

HAND injuries account for 42% of all work-related hospital admissions, and 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 the best 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 most 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.

If a hand is injured, 1 300 00 HAND (4263) should be the first place to seek advice. A quick phone call will alert the patient of where to go so that treatment can get on-track as soon as possible.

The surgeons are located around the Western Sydney, North West and Hills District, with post operative follow up care in Baulkham Hills, Bankstown, Castle Hill, Canada Bay, Lane Cove, Parramatta, Penrith, and Westmead.

Every jobsite, factory and worker should know about this new service. Access to professional and prompt treatment should be a privilege for all.

The Hand Injury Centre Surgeons will also be exhibiting at stand 028 during the Sydney Safety Show, Sydney Showground, 24th-26th October.

For further details contact:

Suki Scade at Eyes Wide Open – suki@eyeswideopen.com.au

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