South Western Sydney Hand Centre (SWS Hand Centre) also known as Fairfield Hand Clinic provides regional hand surgery service for all of South Western Sydney (except Bankstown). This clinic manages acute problems only, such as:
- Fractures of the hand and wrist
- Wounds to the hand and upper limb
- Tumours (excluding benign cysts, ganglion, lipoma etc.)
- Minor burns (more significant burns are to Concord Hospital)
Elective problems (arthritis, tendonitis, Dupuytrens, carpal tunnel syndrome etc.) are managed initially through the private rooms of the affiliated hand surgeons.
All Patients require a referral to be reviewed in the SWS Hand Centre, which can be obtained from a General Practitioner or Emergency Department. Please contact the SWS Hand Centre to make an appointment. Unfortunately, due to the busy nature of the clinic, patients without an appointment will not be seen.
The Hand Unit offers a Hand Fellowship to successful applicants. This is typically 6 months in duration but can be extended to 12 months for the appropriate candidate.
Fellows have been post-fellowship Orthopaedic or Plastic Surgery candidates but allowances can been made for applicants who have acquired the appropriate clinical experience but wish to further their skill set and knowledge.
The Unit has an even mix of Hand Surgeons with a background in Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery training and so all management is viewed through this prism.
Candidates interested in the management of hand surgery with an emphasis on trauma are encouraged to apply. Advertisements are on JMO erecruit approximately 2-3 months prior to the commencement of the start of the term.