Orthopaedics

Transition of inpatient paediatric services from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) has been requested by NHS England as specialised commissioners and local clinical commissioning groups to develop the paediatric orthopaedic service in order to provide inpatient orthopaedic activity currently provided by the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH).

We’ve been working closely with our colleagues at ROH throughout with the joint priority of ensuring the safe and appropriate transfer of services for our patients and families.

This transition of the inpatient service, which will take place on 1 July 2019, has been carefully planned to ensure this important service remains safe, sustainable and the care offered to families is of the highest quality. This has included work to increase and improve theatres capacity at our Children’s Hospital.

Outpatient services will continue to be provided at the ROH, which means that some patients will continue to have appointments there and children, young people and families will have one Consultant leading their care throughout their journey.

We’ll continue to keep families updated ahead of and after the official transfer date. Should you have any questions please do email roh.paeds-transition@nhs.net

To find out more about our hospital, including information about our facilities, services, visiting and directions, please visit our dedicated Patient and Visitor section of our website.

Orthopaedics

We are a designated Paediatric Major Trauma Centre for the West Midlands and a tertiary referral centre for many paediatric specialties including orthopaedics. The Orthopaedics team is large and multidisciplinary, running a fracture clinic and trauma list every weekday morning. We also provide services in many areas including the management of osteogensis imperfecta.

Orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedic surgery consists of operations on the bones and joints. This could be required if your child has been injured or if they are not developing properly.

Trauma

Children’s broken bones will often mend if they are put into the right plaster cast. Sometimes a pin or a plate is required so that a bone knits tightly together again. The trauma and orthopaedic surgeons are experts in fixing broken bones and helping children born with bone or joint problems.

We treat a full spectrum of paediatric orthopaedic trauma. We also treat the surgical management of pelvic trauma and work closely with our pelvic surgery colleagues in the surrounding adult Major Trauma Centres. Spinal trauma is seen by our neurosurgical colleagues here.

The team

There are currently eight consultants, with each carrying out a large range of general paediatric orthopaedic services with particular areas of sub-specialisation.

Location and facilities

The team is based on Ward 5 and Ward 9 in the Children's Hospital for inpatient services. Outpatient and fracture clinics are held in Parsons House, near the Emergency Department.

Contact details

0121 333 999 ext. 8096