Hand Unit

How we can help you (What we do)

The Sydney and Sydney Hospital Hand Unit provides a comprehensive elective and emergency service for all hand and wrist disorders within SESLHD. It is also a major tertiary level centre for hand referrals from across New South Wales. The Hand Unit is located on the second floor of Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital with a ward (2 West), Hand Clinic, and Hand Therapy Department.

The Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital Hand Unit provides a comprehensive elective and emergency service for all hand, wrist and forearm disorders/injuries within South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD). It is also a major tertiary level centre for hand referrals from across New South Wales.

Access to services through on-call Medical personnel is 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. The Hand Unit is located on the second floor of Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital and includes a dedicated Hand Ward (2 West), Hand Outpatient Clinic and Hand Therapy Unit.

Who we care for?

Any person with a hand injury or condition relating to their hand, wrist and forearm. 

Our team

Specialist Hand Surgeons or doctors in training are medical specialists who assess, treat and help you manage your hand injury or condition. Hand Nurses consist of Registered Nurses, a Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Clinical Nurse Consultant. They specialise in looking after people with hand injuries and conditions.

Hand Therapists are Registered Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists who, through further education, clinical experience and independent study have become proficient in the treatment of upper limb conditions resulting from injury, disease or deformity. They will help with your rehabilitation to have optimal use of your hand after an injury.

Social Workers are part of the health care team, providing counselling and practical support service to patients, family members and carers.

Administration staff will help you make appointments, inform you about what will happen at the Hand Clinic and answer any questions you may have.

Together, our team will help you learn about your hand surgery/condition, help you to self-manage after your hand injury, provide information about your hand injury and help support you and your family or carer.

Our partners

We work in partnership with your local family doctor, local Hand Therapy clinics and local community nursing organisations to assist with your care and recovery.

Our Services

The Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital Hand Unit provides surgery, medical reviews, complex Hand Clinic, Hand Therapy and education services. The Hand Unit provides a comprehensive elective and emergency service for all hand, wrist and forearm disorders/injuries within South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD). It is also a major tertiary level centre for hand, wrist and forearm referrals from across New South Wales.

Our services consist of the Hand Surgery Ward, Hand Clinic and the Hand Therapy Unit.

The Hand Surgery Ward (2 West) is managed by a Nurse Unit Manager and a team of hand surgery experienced Registered Nurses.

Information for Referring Health Professionals
Information for Referring Health Professionals
Sydney Hospital
Sydney Hospital Hand Foundation