Trauma and Orthopaedics

Trauma and Orthopaedics offer a wide variety of routine and complex orthopaedic procedures for fractures and musculoskeletal problems. We focus on the following sub-specialties:

  • Hip and knee.
  • Foot and ankle.
  • Hand and wrist.
  • Shoulder and elbow.
  • Spinal.
  • Paediatric orthopaedics.
  • Trauma and fracture.

We form part of the Thames Valley trauma Network and work in partnership with neighbouring Trusts across the Thames Valley to provide the best possible standard of care to our patients.

Outpatient Services

Orthopaedic Outpatients and Plaster Room – South block, level 2

We provide a comprehensive Trauma and Orthopaedic outpatient service across all Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust sites, with the main Departmental base being in South block, level 2 of the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Each year, we see over 25,000 adults and 8,000 children in our elective clinics and 10,500 patients are treated in our fracture clinic with 11,500 triaged through the Virtual Fracture Clinic.

Pre-operative Assessment – South block Annexe

You may be asked to fill in a pre-operative assessment questionnaire in clinic after your consultant has made the decision to operate. This form will be triaged by the specialist nursing team who will telephone you to let you know whether you are ready for surgery or whether you need to come in for a face to face appointment. The Central Pre-operative Assessment clinic specialises in assessing patients’ fitness for planned surgery for all patients over the age of 16, having either urology, abdominal or orthopaedic surgery. An assessment is valid for 12 weeks and may take place either on the telephone or in person with a nurse and/or consultant anaesthetist.