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Trauma and Orthopaedics

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(01384) 456111

Clinical Directorate

Trauma and Orthopaedics

Clinical Director

Mr Mushtaq Ahmed

Medical Service Head

Mr Alastair Marsh


Jenny Bree

Information about the service

We have developed a video which provides a brief overview showing what happens prior to a patient’s admission for elective surgery. Please click here to view the video.
Our Trauma and Orthopaedics brochure which gives you an overview of our services, consultant pen portraits and clinic schedules. Please click here to view our brochure.
Hip and knee joint replacement surgery
This is carried out in modern laminar flow theatres next to the elective ward. The Dudley Group is one of few NHS Trusts offering computer navigation (where appropriate), to assist the surgeon performing hip and knee joint replacements. Whilst this is not essential in all patients, it can help in certain cases. In November 2011 “Which?” magazine reported the Trust as one of the ‘best performers’ in meeting eight best-practice standards for hip and knee surgery.


The Enhanced Recovery Programme commenced over a year ago, focusing on improving patient outcomes, speeding up recovery and decreasing length of stay after surgery. We provide consultant nurse-led hip & knee classes that educate patients about to undergo joint replacement surgery.
All elective patients are admitted to a ‘ring fenced’ elective orthopaedic ward and this non-emergency service is supported by a 24/7 acute trauma service which deals with the full range of fracture work accommodating any acute and urgent orthopaedic conditions.
The Dudley Group is part of the Birmingham & Black Country Trauma Network and is a designated Trauma Unit. There are daily consultant-led and delivered trauma operating lists in a dedicated trauma theatre. We also have Monday to Friday fracture clinics supporting emergency department patients.
We currently achieve significantly better results than the national neck of femur targets. In August 2012, our average time for patients to have their operation was 23 hours compared to the national target of 72 hours and our average time for orthogeriatric assessment was 29 hours compared to the national target of 72 hours. We are one of the top 5 hospitals nationally for neck of femur surgery aftercare.
Elective Orthopaedic Procedures - What do I need to bring?
1. Medicines
Please bring the following medicines with you during your stay in hospital:
  • regularly used medication including tablets, inhalers or creams prescribed by your own doctor
  • medication you buy from your local pharmacy or health food shop
  • a special card with details of any treatment
On many wards there are now safe drug storage lockers by your bed where we will store your medication during your stay. We will remove any old or unwanted medication and add any newly prescribed medication to your locker while you are in hospital.
This all helps to make sure you receive the best care. If you are unable or not willing to bring in your own medication please bring an up-to-date list of all your regular medication so we can ensure the drug chart at the end of your bed is correct. Bringing your own medication into hospital is very helpful and can reduce the time you wait for your tablets prior to discharge.
2. Address and telephone number of next of kin
Please bring a note of the name, address and telephone number of your next of kin or closest friend.
3. Your letter of admission
You will have received this through the post. Please ensure that you call the ward on the day before admission to confirm that a bed is available.
4. Personal Property
Please bring the following items with you:
  • Nightdress/pyjamas
  • Dressing gown
  • Well-fitted slippers/indoor footwear
  • Indoor clothing – essential to undertake post-op exercises
  • Tissues
  • Towels
  • Spectacles, hearing/walking aids etc
5. Single Assessment Folders (SAP)
If you are receiving care and treatment from community and social care staff you may have a Single Assessment Folder (SAP). If so, please bring this to hospital with you.
What NOT to bring with you

Please do not bring the following into hospital with you:

  • Alcohol, tobacco or tobacco products
  • Outdoor clothing
  • TV and radio
  • Money and valuables
Useful numbers
Ward B1
Station 1 – (01384) 456111 extension 4690 or 4692
Station 2 – (01384) 456111 extension 4480 or 4691
Ward B2
Station 1 – (01384) 456111 extension 2828 or 2784
Station 2 – (01384) 456111 extension 2132 or 4301
Station 3 – (01384) 456111 extension 2130 or 4687
Station 4 – (01384) 456111 extension 4302 or 4303

Who does the service treat?

Patients requiring elective orthopaedic procedures and treatment for orthopaedic trauma injuries.

We have developed a video which provides a brief overview showing what happens prior to a patient’s admission for elective surgery. A more detailed account, covering the inpatient stay and discharge, is due to be finalised and uploaded onto our website around the beginning of February 2013.

Clinic Times

Clinics run Monday to Friday, all at Russells Hall Hosptial and Corbett Hospital Outpatient Centre

Visiting Times

2pm to 4pm 6.30pm to 8pm


Orthopaedic elective surgery - Ward B1, 1st floor, east wing, Russells Hall Hospital

Orthopaedic trauma - Ward B2, 1st floor, east wing, Russells Hall Hospital

Outpatient clinics - ground floor, Russells Hall Hospital & ground floor, Corbett Hospital Outpatient Centre

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