The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital NHS Trust is now a major trauma center as part of a collaborative agreement. The Orthopaedic department has recently reconfigured its services to provide the best possible care for all trauma patients. Our aim is to provide the most appropriate surgeon at a time that is correct for the patient's treatment.
The Orthopaedic Trauma Team
Two teams of six orthopaedic consultants provide dedicated services to trauma and rotate on a weekly basis. Each team consists of the following consultants:
||Mr. B. Narayan
||Mr. N. Giotakis|
|Shoulder & Elbow
||Mr. M. Kent
||Mr. M. Smith|
|Hand & Wrist
||Mr. D. Brown
||Mr. G. Cheung |
|Pelvis & Acetabulum
||Mr. S. Kalra
||Mr. G. Kumar|
|Hip & Knee
||Miss J. Banks
||Mr. B. Kapoor|
|Foot & Ankle
||Mr. A. Roach
||Mr. C. Walker|
A consultant spinal surgeon provides on call cover for all spinal emergencies on a twenty-four hour basis.
Two trauma coordinators assist the consultant teams:
Mrs. Helen Haines
Mrs. Michelle Nolan
(Contactable via Switchboard on bleep 4638)
The trauma teams are supported by a team of junior doctors and the rehabilitation services.
Fracture Neck of Femur Unit
To improve the care provided to elderly patients who suffer a fracture of the hip a dedicated unit was created.
All patients addmited with a hip fracture should be admitted through the fracture neck of femur unit.
The unit is run by two consultant orthogeriatricians:
Mr. J. Tsang
Miss H. Cronin
The unit allows a specialist pathway which includes all patients being nursed on beds specially designed to prevent pressure sores. In addition it promotes early medical asessment and surgery.
All patients recieve a mental health assessment, fall risk assessment and osteoporisis risk asseement with treatment if necessary.
After recovery from surgery, patients can be transferred to a nearby orthopaedic ward but their care is supervised by one of the consultant orthogeriatricians ensuring continuity as well as a safe and speedy discharge from hospital.