Hand Injury Clinic

Rapid Access Hand Injury Clinic

An innovative public health initiative, providing patients rapid access to hand specialists for the treatment of minor to moderate hand injuries.

A brand new service providing Illawarra & Shoalhaven residents with fast and easy access to dedicated hand specialists, including:

  • hand surgeons
  • plastic & reconstructive surgeons
  • hand therapists
  • surgical nurses

Our aim is to help reduce waiting times for patients and keep their treatment close to home. The service is bulk-billed, meaning no out-of-pocket costs to you in most instances.

Wollongong Clinic

Ph: 1300 009 555

The clinic will take minor to moderate hand and finger injuries following initial assessment and triage from your GP.



  • fingertip injuries
  • finger, hand, and forearm lacerations
  • hand fractures
  • infections
  • foreign bodies


If unsure about suitability for referral, please call 1300 009 555 for advice.

Our specialists will assess and provide operative treatment for injuries suitable to be performed under local anaesthesia.


The clinic runs from 9:00am ‒ 5:00pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and can accommodate same day referrals on these days. All other referrals will be contacted within 24hrs (Monday to Friday) to make an appointment.


  1. Obtain a referral from your GP to our clinic
  2. Obtain a referral from your GP for an X-Ray of your injury
  3. Ring our clinic to make an appointment
  4. Get your X-Ray prior to your appointment
  5. Bring your X-Ray results with you

GP Resources

Triage criteria

Referral Form

Patient Information Handout

Our hand injury specialists

A Podobnik

Dr Anja Podobnik

Fellow, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Located at our Wollongong clinic

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Dr Anthony Barker

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Located at our Miranda and Wollongong clinics


Prof. Anand Deva

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Located at our Miranda & Macquarie University clinics

Dr Damian Ryan

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Located at our Wollongong clinic


Dr Bernard Schick

Hand Surgery

Located at our Wollongong clinic

Dr Peter Scougall

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Located at our Wollongong clinic

The ISHC difference

Better healthcare.

At the lowest cost possible.

All our services are offered at little or no out-of-pocket cost, so you don’t have to worry about huge bills.

Better healthcare.

Connected and convenient for you.

We have our GPs, GP+s, specialists and surgeons all housed within the same clinic. No waiting times and instant referral to a specialist if you need it – at little or no cost. You’ll also find access to the best diagnostic and healing technologies on site. So you can feel assured that everyone is on the same page when it comes to finding the best solution for your healthcare at ISHC.

Better healthcare.

Because you’re in the best hands.

Our specialists are globally recognised for their ground-breaking research. And that research gets applied to clinical practice and surgical procedures, so our patients have access to the best and most current medical care. At Integrated Specialist Healthcare, we call this translational care – where innovation and the latest proven treatments are brought to our patients – for proven benefit. We set the standard for other medical practitioners to follow.

Better healthcare.

Without the red tape.

We’ve partnered with governments and industry bodies to cut out the red tape. All you have to do is to bring your Medicare card, and in most cases, that’s all you’ll need to access to the best healthcare.

Better healthcare.

For today and tomorrow.

We’ve established the not-for-profit ISHC Education and Research Foundation. We invest directly back into research, technology and education – so that we can apply the knowledge we learn today, and continue to make improvements in healthcare – for a better tomorrow for all Australians.


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