Brisbane Roar’s elite athletes are in good hands when it comes to receiving top emergency and sport injury care thanks to their partnership with St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.
The club takes full benefit of the hospital’s emergency care and sport injury service and is encouraging its fan base of 127 South East Queensland grassroots clubs to also do the same.
St Andrew’s offers recognised organisations or schools, a reduced out-of-pocket consultation fee of $75 when they present to our Emergency Centre with a sporting injury.
Emergency Centre Director Dr Sean Rothwell said it was particularly important for people to receive proper emergency and sport injury care.
“Early diagnosis and treatment of sporting injuries can reduce the amount of time away from playing sport and remaining active,” Dr Rothwell said.
“It is important to receive treatment from the appropriate specialists as soon as possible. At St Andrew’s Emergency Centre, we can start people on the road to recovery 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Dr Rothwell said common sport injuries presenting at the hospital’s emergency centre included knee, shoulder and ankle ligamentous injuries, upper and lower limb fractures, head injuries and lacerations.
St Andrew’s General Manager Andrew Barron said the hospital’s emergency centre, led by a team of experienced emergency medicine specialists, provided quality and timely emergency care for all patients.
“We are honoured to be Brisbane Roar’s choice for emergency and sport injury care,” Mr Barron said.
“This partnership will ensure that many youth soccer players can affordably access immediate and quality healthcare that is provided to all patients at St Andrew’s emergency centre.
“The centre provides emergency care across most specialties. If required, patients with sport-related injuries can be referred to our leading group of orthopaedic specialists who are available onsite at the hospital.
“We always strive to offer our patients first class treatment and world class results.”
St Andrew’s emergency centre is available for adults and children, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including public holidays.
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital is part of UnitingCare Health, a not-for-profit organisation which invests profits back into its hospitals to ensure the community’s biggest healthcare needs are being met.