About Orthopaedics ACT
Orthopaedics ACT brings together the skill and expertise of: eight orthopaedic surgeons; a sports and exercise physician; a geriatric physician; a team of nurses clinically experienced in the area of orthopaedic care ; and an experienced team of medical administrators.
Our goal is to provide the opportunity to discuss your issue with a specialist, decide on a pathway of care, and if that involves surgery - to assist you through the process of getting ready for surgery, including support post-surgery.
We don't just fix bones we fix people.
We're committed to providing
Is timely, caring and compassionate.
Provides the opportunity for the patient to communicate.
Promotes healthy outcomes.
Provides care that is effective and based on the best available evidence.
Provides continuity of care.
Through consultation with the patient, leads to assessment, an agreed management process and appropriate care.
The patients' carer (if applicable)
The medical community, including referring GPs and other allied health professionals
Those entering the surgical field of medicine and orthopaedics
Which respects individual patient rights for privacy and safety.
and research which is
Complies to international standards.
Positively influences future industry developments.
Provide an effective system for managing patient data.
Demonstrate effective human resource management.
Provide a safe environment for patients and visitors.
Following surgery you will be required to return to our consulting rooms for medical assistance and review. Some of these appointments may be with our orthopaedically trained and experienced Registered Clinic Nurses: Peta Yorke, or Elaine Sainsbury.
Elaine commenced her nursing career in England in 1977. She has worked in hospitals and private practice. Her focus is on providing practical patient education, genuine support and hands-on care both before and after hospitalisation.
Peta began her orthopaedically focused nursing career in Canberra in 1979. She has built her skills in a variety of hospitals both in Australia and Internationally. She has held clinical roles in day surgery and recovery. She particularly enjoys her role in patient, staff and industry education.