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Thursday 30 October 2014
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Trauma & Orthopaedics

Trauma and Orthopaedics provides a vital service to both our local population of 220,000 and acting as a tertiary centre, accepting complex referrals from the surrounding hospitals.

 

Our vision is to deliver a safe, clean and effective specialist Trauma and Orthopaedics service.

 

The orthopaedic directorate provides services for a number of subspecialties. There are eleven consultant surgeons.

 

There is a trauma service led by a lead consultant and supported by orthopaedic advanced nurse practitioners. This aims to provide a high quality service for all trauma patients with a particular focus on the care of patients with fractured neck of femur.

 

Elective care is provided by the lower limb teams, with interests in hip, knee, foot and reconstructive surgery.

 

The upper limb team have interests in hand and shoulder surgery.

 

Inpatient care is provided for trauma patients primarily on ward B6. This is also supported by two consultant ortho-geriatricians. Non day case elective care is provided on the elective ward, B5.

 

The directorate runs its own outpatient department. It is also due to take responsibility for its own operating theatres, recovery and supplies team.