Trauma and Orthopaedics

The Trauma and Orthopaedic Business Unit is part of the Surgical Business Centre, the unit is lead by one of the Orthopaedic Consultants who is known as the Clinical Director, currently Mr. Christopher Schofield.

The unit offers a comprehensive range of services for patients with bone and soft tissues conditions, providing joint replacements, including revisions, hip, knee, shoulder, foot, ankle and spinal surgery.

The unit also cover acute trauma for the North East Surrey area and a regional specialist in application of Ilizarov frames for trauma and bone non- unions.

The unit also has a visiting consultant from St. George’s for orthopaedic services for children (paediatric).

The Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit

The Unit works on both sites, Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals, offering a dedicated ring fenced MRSA free environment on Dickens Ward at Ashford where planned elective surgery takes place. At St. Peters there is the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Unit, which has its own dedicated services; orthopaedic outpatient clinics, pre-admission clinics, fracture clinics ,x-ray, plaster room, and admission office. St. Peters in-patients are mainly trauma patients but also admit elective patients who have complex medical needs, these are nursed on 2 dedicated wards, Elm and Juniper.

The team consists of 14 orthopaedic consultants, 6 registrars, 2 Staff grades, 2 Clinical Fellows, 2 Associate Specialists, 1 Trauma Fellow and 14 junior doctors, supported by Business Unit Service Manager, Matron, Trauma Nurse Practitioner, Fracture Neck of Femur Nurse, 2 physiotherapist Clinical Specialists, Nurse led Pre-admission team and a Care of the Elderly Consultant. Within the ward environment, the ward manager has a team of trained and untrained nurses, with Physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants, Occupational therapists and a discharge co-ordinator. Consultants do regular ward rounds and a Multidisciplinary meeting is held weekly on each ward.

Consultants Service
Mr. Christopher Schofield Spinal conditions
Mr. Kevin Newman Trauma Surgery
Mr. Paul Trikha Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy, Ligament Reconstruction, Trauma
Mr. Arshad Khaleel Reconstruction surgery, joints, feet and ankle
Mr. Abdel Hassan Knee Surgery and Ligament Reconstruction
Mr. Constant Busch Hip and Knee Surgery including Revision
Mr. Jonathan Monk Hip Surgery and Trauma
Mr. Dean Michael Joint Surgery
Mr. Hossam Roushdi Knee Surgery
Mr. Rohit Gupta Upper Limb Surgery
Ms. Tanya Sarkhel Upper Limb Surgery
Mr. David Elliott Reconstructive Trauma and knee surgery
Mr. Ahmed Sherif Paediatric Out Patient Service
Miss K. Daly Specialist Paediatric Out Patient Service

There are a number of other specialist nurses who provide support to patients, relatives and the ward teams they include:
The Trust is committed to the development of all staff and the unit has its own Clinical Practice Educator who works closely with the Matron to facilitate the training and development programme. All new staff are required to attend Trust Induction, plus individualize local induction. The unit accepts student nurses from the faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey. There are also close links with the post-graduate centre and voluntary services who allocate places for work-experience students and volunteers,

Further information please contact Carol Hearn 01932 722394 or Romel Mendoza 01932 722500.

Courses and Meetings

The orthopaedic department has the following events in 2012:

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