Trauma and orthopaedics
The Trauma Directorate provides routine and specialised elective orthopaedic surgery, which includes outpatient clinics, pre-operative assessment, surgery and follow-up care for patients in the Staffordshire county and surrounding areas.
University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) is a Major Trauma Centre, providing emergency and routine management for trauma patients within the West Midlands area and North Wales.
The trauma and orthopaedic service has close links with the emergency department, spinal service, neurosurgery, paediatric care, acute rehabilitation, the Midlands Spinal Injury Centre at Oswestry and musculo-skeletal interface services.
We provide specialised care at the Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke on Trent, County Hospital in Stafford and within a community setting at Haywood Hospital in Burslem.
Royal Stoke University Hospital
Elective orthopaedic outpatient clinics are held in the Orthopaedic Outpatients department within Main Building, next to the pre-assessment service.
General fracture clinic, trauma hand clinics and paediatric fracture clinics are held in the main fracture clinic department in Main Building.
The elective, trauma and fractured hip wards are based in Main Building. You can find more detail in the Our Wards section.
Elective orthopaedic outpatient clinics are held in the afternoon in the main outpatients department.
General fracture clinics are held in the morning in the main outpatients department.
The elective orthopaedic unit is based on the 1st floor. You can find more detail in the Our Wards section.
We provide elective surgery in the following specialities:
Hip and knee joint surgery
This inclides simple and complex surgery to the hip and knee joint, for example joint replacements, keyhole surgery, ligament repair and reconstruction.
Hip and knee joint patients are managed via the enhanced recovery pathway. This invovles pre-op assessment, patient education, health preparation, prescription management and early rehabilitation.
The consultant team that manages this service is: Mr Patel, Mr Youssef, Mr Griffiths, Mr Dos Remedios, Mr Lim, Mr Qureshi, Mr Halabi, Mr Roberts, Mr Shaylor, Mr Malek, and Mr Wade.
Foot and ankle surgery
Simple and complex surgery to the ankle, foot and toes, for example ankle replacements, keyhole surgery, bone correction, specialised injections, toe deformities and ligament alignment. We have close links to external podiatrists and orthotic practitioners.
The consultant team that manages this service is: Mr Ali, Mr McBride, Mr Rees and Mr Mountain.
This involves simple and complex surgery to the shoulder, collar bone and upper arm, for example shoulder replacements, keyhole surgery, bone correction, specialised injections, bone deformities and tendon repair.
The consultant team that manages this service is: Mr McClelland, Mr Mehta and Mr Kathuria.
This includes simple and complex surgery to the forearm, wrist, hand, thumb and fingers, for example, wrist replacements, keyhole surgery, bone correction and removal, specialised injections, bone fixation and tendon repair. We work closely with the specialised hand occupational therapy team.
The consultant team that manages this service is: Mr Smith, Mr Thomas, Mr Neal and Mr Bhoora.
This involves simple and complex surgery to the upper, middle and lower part of the spine, including disc replacements, disc removal, bone correction, specialised injections and correction of spinal deformities for both adults and children. Some spinal surgeons also form part of the Neurosurgery team.
The consultant team that manages this service is: Mr Ahmed, Mr Starantzis, Mr Brown, Mr Rouholamin, Mr Konduru, Mr Jasani, Mr Tzerakis and Mjr Harrison.
Simple and complex surgery to all ages of children – for example, key hole surgery, bone correction, specialised injections, bone deformities, tendon repair and management of babies with hip problems. Our inpatient surgery is based on ward 217 and we link closely with our specialised nurses and the main Paediatric service.
The consultant team that manages this service is: Mr Dwyer, Mr Emery, Ms Shears and Ms Belen Carsi.
The trauma consultant team led by Mr Iain McFadyen manages all types of bone and joint trauma in the outpatient (fracture) clinics, in the emergency department and on our trauma wards. We are the regional centre for spinal trauma, pelvic trauma and have a nationally recognised lower limb reconstruction service.
General trauma is managed on ward 226 and a specialised ward (225) to care for all our fracture hip patients and provide acute rehabilitation for trauma patients on ward 227 (ARTU)
Our General Trauma ward is based on ward 226 – telephone 01782 676226
Our dedicated team of nurses, doctors, therapists and nurse practitioners, led by ward manager Katie Shaw, care for all our general trauma patients ranging from simple finger trauma to severely injured patients with multiple fractures or spinal injuries.
Our Fracture Neck of Femur ward is based on ward 225 – telephone 01782 676225
Led by ward manager Mel Mountford, this ward is run by a dedicated team consisting of a specialised hip surgeon, Ortho-geriatrician, Advance Nurse Practitioners, specialised therapists and staff trained in managing elderly and dementia patients.
Our Acute Rehabilitation and Trauma Unit (ARTU) is based on ward 227 – telephone 01782 676227
This new unit, led by ward manager Becky Marsh, provides specialised acute rehabilitation care to patients with multiple trauma affecting limbs, spines and heads that require extra monitoring and input. The team consists of Physios, Occupational Therapists, dieticians, speech and language therapists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and rehabilitation consultants.
To find out more, visit the Major Trauma Centre page.
Our Elective Orthopaedic ward is based on ward 112 – telephone 01782 676112
This is managed by senior nurses and therapists to care for patients undergoing planned joint replacement surgery, specialist spinal surgery and a wide variety of orthopaedic day case procedures.
The Elective Orthopaedic Unit is led by ward manager Janice Wood – telephone 01785 230036.
This is a purpose-built ward to provide care for patients undergoing hip and knee joint surgery and planned day case procedures.
The nursing and therapy team work closely together to provide speedy recovery from surgery.
The trauma and orthopaedic service takes an active part in research and development (R&D).
The R&D department develops opportunities to find innovative treatments and looks for ideas for new products or procedures to help further improve patient care.
We have a dedicated team of consultants, nurses and physiotherapists who help to develop, run and review trials to develop different and better care for patients with orthopaedic problems.
The Trauma and Orthopaedics trials team is primarily based in the Gait Lab, within the fracture clinic at Royal Stoke. Please telephone 01782 676532 if you have any queries.
We also have close links with Keele primary care science musculoskeletal research centre http://www.keele.ac.uk/pchs/, where the team work closely with Arthritis Research UK and local GPs to improve care of musculoskeletal conditions.
Examples of trials that we have been involved with at the hospital include:
- Fracture fixation ankle surgery use of tourniquet and early recovery
- UK fixation of distal tibia fractures
- Wound management of open lower limb fractures
We have many patient information leaflets designed to better inform patients about the care that they will receive.
If you would like to receive a copy of a leaflet or if you have any feedback, please contact:
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
Karen Whitehurst - Matron
Tracy Stevenson, - Aspiring Matron
Mel Mountford, - Aspiring Matron and Ward Manager 225 (Fractured Neck of Femur)
Katei Shaw - Ward Manager 226 (General Trauma)
Becky Marsh - Ward Manager 227 (ARTU)
Lynn Bradshaw - Ward Manager 218 (elective orthopedics)
Janice Wood - Ward Manager Elective Orthopaedic Unit County
Michele Whittingham - Manger of elective and fracture clinics at Stoke and County
(Directorate office number 01782 679934)
Claire Powell, - Directorate Manager Trauma and Orthopaedics
Ellie Fairhead, - Directorate Manager Major Trauma
Karen Whitehurst - Matron
Rachel Lancaster, - Directorate Secretary
Suzy Hurst, - Directorate Secretary
Doug Mobley, - Data Analyst
Laura Lyth, - Business Support Manager
Pauline Insley, - Business Support Manager
Stacy Harp, - Operational Services Manager
Karen Pinnington, - Operational Services Manager
Debra Leigh, - Operational Services Manager
Natalie Lunt, - Rota Co-Ordinator
Olivia Fanthorpe, - assistant Rota Co-Ordinator
|Mr Amit Patel||Arthroplasty/trauma|
|Mr Bish Youssef||Arthroplasty/trauma|
|Mr David Griffiths||Arthroplasty/trauma|
|Mr Ian Dos Remedios||Arthroplasty/trauma|
|Mr Justin Lim||Arthroplasty/trauma|
|Mr Kosar Qureshi||Arthroplasty|
|Mr Omar Halabi||Arthroplasty|
|Mr Phil Roberts||Arthroplasty/trauma|
|Mr Phil Shaylor||Arthroplasty|
|Mr Roger Wade||Arthroplasty/trauma|
|Mr Simon Collier||Arthroplasty|
|Mr Sabur Malek||Arthroplasty|
|Mr Sajjad Ansari||Arthroplasty|
|Mr Ash Ali||Foot and ankle/trauma|
|Mr Al Mountain||Foot and ankle/trauma|
|Mr Donald McBride||Foot and ankle|
|Mr Rob Rees||Foot and ankle/trauma|
|Mr Ishan Bhoora||Hands|
|Mr Kevin Smith||Hands/trauma|
|Mr Nick Neal||Hands/trauma|
|Prof. Peter Thomas||Hands/trauma|
|Mr David Emery||Paediatrics/trauma|
|Ms Emma Shears||Paediatrics/trauma|
|Mr Jon Dwyer||Paediatrics/trauma|
|Ms Belen Carsi||Paediatrics/trauma|
|Mr D McClelland||Shoulders/trauma|
|Mr Saurabh Mehta||Shoulders/trauma|
|Mr Vinod Kathuria||Shoulders|
|Mr El-Nasri Ahmed||Spines/trauma|
|Mr Kostas Starantzis||Spines/trauma|
|Mr Mark Brown||Spines/trauma|
|Mr Nick Rouholamin||Spines/trauma|
|Mr Sandeep Konduru||Spines/trauma|
|Mr Vinay Jasani||Spines/trauma|
|Mr Abdul Gaffar Dudhniwala||Spines|
|Mjr Stuart Harrisson||Neurosurgery/Spines|
|Mr Nick Tzerakis||Neurosurgery/Spines|
|Mr Iain McFadyen||Trauma|