Out patient appointments:
Jeremy Southgate will provide an expert opinion for any patient who has a referral from their general practitioner or other allied health professional.
A convenient appointment time (including evenings) will be arranged to take place in relaxed professional surroundings allowing plenty of time for discussion.
Outpatient appointments take place at the following hospitals:
Nuffield Health Bournemouth
67 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth BH1 1RW Tel : 01202 291866
BMI Harbour Hospital Poole
St Marys Road, Poole BH15 1RW Tel : 01202 244200
Car parking is available at both Hospitals. Patients will be asked to fill in a registration form on arrival. The Hospital may request to swipe a credit card prior to any treatment. For any existing patients please let us know of any changes in contact details or if you have changed your GP or health insurance company.
Some tests (X-rays or Ultra sound scans) will take place on the same day. MRI or CT scanning will usually be arranged at a separate appointment time. Simple treatments such as steroid injections can take place at the first consultation. Alternatives to having an operation will be covered which sometimes need referral to another health professional such as a Hand Therapist.
If surgery is required details will be explained including method of anaesthetic, expected outcome, recovery time, and possible complications.
A date for surgery can be arranged at the time of consultation and can usually take place within a couple of weeks or whenever convenient to fit in with work commitments, holidays, carers, etc. These can take place at the BMI Harbour Hospital, Poole on Friday mornings or at the Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital on Monday Mornings.
Patients will always have a letter sent through to their GP keeping them informed of any treatment. If patients undergo surgery then appropriate measures will be taken to arrange follow up including dressing changes, suture removal, post op physiotherapy or dedicated hand therapy.