The Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital provides a comprehensive specialist service in all aspects of emergency and elective surgery, both in adults and children.
We offer a wide variety of routine and complex orthopaedic procedures for fractures and musculoskeletal problems. Our unit undertakes a high volume of orthopaedic surgery, performing over 900 joint replacements each year including hip, knee, shoulder and ankle replacements.
In 2015 we opened our new Redlands Elective Orthopaedic Unit comprising a 30-bed elective orthopaedic ward, four operating theatres and six-bedded recovery ward. The self-contained unit means patients are no longer taken through other areas of the hospital between surgery and their recovery, dramatically reducing the risk of infection.
We care about what we do and try to achieve the best outcome for every operation. In 2016 we launched a pioneering programme called myCORE (LINK). This is an online questionnaire system designed to track your progress following surgery.
Staff in this department offer consultation, treatment, investigations and advice to patients in the following specialist clinics:
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
Directorate Manager: Coralie Duff
Clinical Director: Mr Tom Pollard, Orthopaedic Consultant
Matron for Specialist Surgery: Lynne Buttery
The Trust operates a buggy service, for patients with limited mobility on level 2 only.
Trauma and Orthopaedic Outpatients Department
Level 2 South Block
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Reading RG1 5AN
0118 322 8334