You should be seen by a doctor within 1 hour of arriving at the hospital so you can be diagnosed and receive treatment as quickly as possible. You should be transferred to an inpatient bed within 8 hours of arriving at the hospital.
If you suspect that a person has a hip fracture, ensure that they are diagnosed, that preparation for surgery is initiated, and that the patient is transferred to an inpatient bed within 8 hours.
For Health Services
Ensure that systems, processes, and resources are in place to assist clinicians with the assessment of people with suspected hip fracture. This includes ensuring access to validated assessment tools, laboratory testing, necessary imaging, and areas for physical examination; providing the time required for a full assessment; and ensuring availability of trained professionals.