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Appliances & Orthotics

The Appliance department provides a service to healthcare professionals, local primary care trusts and general practitioners.

An appliance is worn bodily and includes wigs, collars, spinal supports, footwear, insoles, wrist splints etc.

Making an appointment

Patients are referred to the department via a number of routes:

  • Prescription by a Consultant, usually as part of their orthopaedic treatment
  • Self-referral for repair
  • Directly from the General Practitioner

If you require a replacement please speak to the department on 0161 746 2303 as you may require a new referral from your GP.

Clinics

Clinics are held at Trafford General, Altrincham Hospital and Stretford Memorial Hospitals operating on an appointment-only system. There is a trained, qualified Orthotist in attendance at each clinic.

The Orthotic/Appliance Department is located in Orthopaedic Outpatients at Trafford General Hospital.

The department works in close liaison with the Orthopaedic department and suppliers of appliances.

Contact us

If you have any queries about your appointment or require further information on our service, please contact us on 0161 746 2303.

Admission:

This is not an inpatient service. Patients can be referred to the department by their GP or consultant.

Location:

Clinics are held at Trafford General, Altrincham Hospital and Stretford Memorial Hospitals operating on an appointment-only system. The department is located in Orthopaedic Outpatients at Trafford General Hospital.

Hours:

Altrincham Hospital - every Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 1.30pm-4pm. Stretford Memorial Hospital - Alternate Wednesday mornings from 9am-12pm. Trafford General Hospital - Every Monday and alternate Wednesay mornings; all day Friday.

Contact Details:

If you have any queries about your appointment or require further information on our service, please contact us on 0161 746 2303.

Staff:

Ken Bond - Orthotist

Rex Turita - Orthotics Manager

Barbara Rogers - Assistant Orthotist

Ann Stokoe - Orthotics Clerk

Conditions:

All Orthotic problems referred for splints, shoes and insoles.

Referrals:

Patients can be referred to the department by their GP or consultant.

Wards:

All wards; Occupational Health.

Out-patient Service:

MondayMorning at Trafford General; afternoon at Altrincham Hospital
TuesdayTrafford General (Orthotic Officer clinic)
WednesdayMorning alternates between Trafford General and Stretford Memorial; afternoon at Altrincham Hospital
ThursdayTrafford General (Orthotic Officer clinic)
FridayAll day at Trafford General