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This page gives you information about our specialist services for people with hand and wrist problems. It includes information about the key staff and how to contact them.

Who we are

The hand and wrist services forms part of the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit. As a unit we aim to provide the best possible care for our patients by continually developing our services and remaining at the forefront of upper limb surgery. We aim to achieve this by continuous evaluation of our service and involvement in clinical research.

Day surgery

Most hand surgery is done as day surgery. This means that the majority of patients will attend the ward hospital on the day of surgery have their operation and go home later that day.

What we do

The department has recognised expertise in the following areas

  • Hand and wrist trauma
  • Nerve compression
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Degenerative conditions of the hand and wrist, including joint replacement
  • Tendinopathies.

Should you require further information regarding specific conditions we would recommend you visit the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit or the British Society for Surgery of the Hand websites.

Being referred to us

You will be referred to our services by either your GP or by other medical services within the hospital or from whom you have previously received treatment.

Our clinics take place on Mondays at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

The team

Consultants Secretary

  • Mr W A Jones
  • Mr D Brown
  • Mr G Cheung

Specialist hand therapists

  • Mrs S Gillespie
  • Mrs F Cashin

Facts about this department

We have a close working relationship with occupational therapists and physiotherapists. For some conditions and for some patients after having surgery, hand therapy forms a vital part of the treatment. Where required we may be able to organise specialist hand therapy and splintage on the day that you are seen in clinic.

How to contact us

Consultant Secretaries

  • Mr W A Jones: 0151 282 6814
  • Mr D Brown: 0151 706 3697
  • Mr G Cheung: 0151 706 3697

If you require a clinic appointment or wish to enquire about your appointment you can contact the outpatient department on 0151 706 5555