Orthopaedic outpatients

Our team of specialists run many clinics in our orthopaedic outpatients departments at the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool. We run a smaller range of specialty clinics at Peterlee Community Hospital and Lawson Street Medical Centre.

These clinics include:

  • upper limb including a one stop shoulder clinic, musculoskeletal ultrasound, shoulder and elbow clinic, hand and wrist clinics
  • lower limb including hip and knee clinics, joint replacement clinics, foot and ankle clinics
  • trauma clinics including new injury clinics, fracture review clinics, dressing clinics
  • spinal clinics
  • physiotherapy specifically to see fracture patients
  • plaster room who treat any trauma patients, plus specialised services for podiatry and paediatric physiotherapy

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Once you have your new patient orthopaedic outpatient appointment booked with us you will receive an appointment letter to inform you when your appointment is and where you need to go.

This will tell you which consultant is leading your care or which specialist clinic you will be attending; you may see the consultant or a member of their team including specialist nurses, physiotherapists, hand therapists, and trainee doctors.

When you arrive for your appointment you should go to the orthopaedic outpatient reception desk to let them know you have arrived and they will direct you to the waiting area, plaster room or x-ray.

What to bring with you

When you come for your appointment please bring:

  • your appointment letter

One week before your appointment you will be contacted either by our automated appointment confirmation system or by a text message to your mobile phone to remind you about your appointment. This will ask you to confirm your appointment or give you an option to cancel and re-book. If you need to cancel your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible by ringing our central booking office on 01642 383838. Occasionally we may need to re-arrange your appointment date or time and we will try to give you as much notice as possible.

Clinic times

University Hospital of North Tees

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
Saturday and Bank Holidays 9am to 1 pm

University Hospital of Hartlepool

Monday 1pm to 5pm
Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm


University Hospital of North Tees
01642 624486

University Hospital of Hartlepool
01429 522590

Peterlee Community Hospital
0191 5863474