Urgent referrals will be accepted as urgent if a delay to treatment is likely to result in lasting harm to the patient. Referrals will be changed to routine if this is not the case.
The following should not be referred to the service:
- Urgent Diabetic Foot Ulcer patients should be referred in the usual way
- Emergency referrals eg. Suspected Cauda equine should be sent to the Emergency Department
- Fractures should be referred to the Fracture Clinic
- 2 week wait referrals should be referred in the usual way
If you are concerned about the symptoms of a patient with a history of cancer, please refer directly to Radiology for an urgent MRI.