Before your appointment you will need to book in to a clinic to be seen at Ross Hall. The Hospital manage the outpatient appointment bookings. You will be asked for your credit card details and if you have health insurance you will need to provide your policy details.
If you have a referral letter from your GP it is very useful to bring this with you. If you have had treatment elsewhere then as much information about that treatment as possible is useful.
At your clinic visit you will be assessed by Mr Brooksbank. This will consistent of listening to the details of your problem and a clinical examination. `Observation of the muscle contours of your shoulder can be an important part of this, so for ladies wearing a vest top may help this.
At the consultation a decision will be made as to whether any further investigations will be needed. This may take the form of plain x-rays or some type of scan most commonly MRI.
Any further investigations or treatments recommended will be subject to authorisation by your insurance company. For self pay patients we will try to highlight any possible costs that may be incurred in line with the advice from the competitions and marketing authority.
After the consultation we will write to your GP or other referring clinicians. We will update with you of any further plans for follow up consultations.
If further treatment is required such as physiotherapy, injections or surgical treatment we will advise of next steps, costs of any treatments. The benefit risks and alternatives of these options will be explained at the time.
For any ongoing enquiries our contact details are
You can also speak to our practice PA Jennifer Moore on 07947 245429.
For any emergency enquiries there is always a sister on call through the Ross Hall switch board.