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The Plaster Service

The Plaster Service consists of a Clinical Nurse Specialist, a Clinical Nurse Manager 2 and two Staff Nurses. We work with the Orthopaedic Team in the management of new fractures, soft tissue injuries; Orthopaedic trauma, post-op orthopaedic and trauma follow up cases.

The Orthopaedic Clinic is for patients who have sustained an injury that has already been treated and further follow-up of that injury is required to monitor progress

At the Fracture Clinic x-rays are taken on arrival to check the position of the bone in a cast and to decide when other steps in management such as re-manipulation of fracture, removal of a cast or change of the management plan is required.

We assess and treat both out and in-patients referred by the Orthopaedic Team and Emergency Department Consultants

Service includes

  • Application of Plasters back slabs, lightweight casts and splints
  • Adoption / Removal of casts
  • Advice and information on Cast Care
  • Referrals to Community PHN
  • Wound review

Consultants

Name

Day

Trauma

Orthopaedic

Mr Eamon Kelly

Tuesday

Session A

Session B

Mr William Quinlanfont

Wednesday

Session A

Session B

Mr Kieran O’Rourke

Thursday

Session A

     -

             -

Tuesday

     -

Session C

Mr Brian Hurson

Friday

Session C

Session B

Mr Sean Dudeney

Monday

Session B

Session A

Mr Gary O’Toole

Thursday

Session B

Session C

Session Times

Session A

Session B

Session C

08:00-11:30

11:30-14:30

15:00-18:00

Nursing Staff

Bone and Joint Unit

Clinical Nurse Manage 2 - Catherine Slattery

Plaster Room

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist    Ann Camlin
  • Clinical Nurse Manager 2   Natalie Launders
  • Staff Nurse     Josephine Ubas
  • Staff Nurse      Deirdre Kelly

Plaster Nurses Available

Monday-Friday  08:30-17:00

Location

Ground Floor Bone and Joint Unit

Main Contact Details

Telephone - 221-3780
Ann Camlin - Bleep   417 
Natalie Launders - Bleep   687

Patient Information Available

  • Cast Instruction - How to take care of your cast
  • Protective covers Limbo - Keeping your plaster or dressing dry
  • Information booklets regarding specific types of acquired orthopaedic conditions and their treatment are also available in the clinics
  • The Plaster Room also provides a Telephone Help line on the above telephone number if the patients develop any problems with their casts

Education

Plaster workshop
The department provides specialist education in plaster skills on Friday morning between the hours of 10-12md for Doctors, Accident and Emergency and Ward staff.