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Paediatric Surgery at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

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 A decision has been made to stop all children and young people's surgery at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH).

This means that over the next few months, plans will be developed to move the services to another hospital (or hospitals) which are better placed to provide the specialist care the children need. Patients and their families can be assured that:

  • There will be no immediate changes for patients waiting for surgery
  • Current services for children and young people at the ROH are safe

If you are currently scheduled for a paediatric appointment or procedure, please attend as normal as there will be no immediate change to our services. If you would like to speak to someone, please call 0121 685 4000.

 

Find out more

To find out more about why this decision has been made please click here: http://www.roh.nhs.uk/paediatric-services 

 

How this decision will affect you or your family member

We want to reassure you that nothing will change immediately and your care will be maintained. If you or your child’s surgery is booked to take place at the ROH this year, you can be assured that the ROH will continue to provide paediatric surgery until it has been agreed where the service will be provided in the future.

If you or your child’s procedure is planned for next year, it may take place in a different hospital, although treatment may still be provided by the same Consultant. This does not mean you will have to wait longer, and you will be kept informed as soon as decisions are reached.

Any changes that are made to you or your child’s care will be discussed with you so that you are fully informed. Support will continue to be provided through the current clinical team(s) involved in you/your child’s care. 

Are services at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Safe?

We provide safe paediatric services and all patients are risk assessed to maintain this safety and ensure that their care occurs in the most appropriate setting. This decision is about the long term best location for paediatric surgical services, not about safety issues. If you are currently scheduled for a paediatric appointment or procedure, please attend as normal as there will be no immediate change to our services. 

Notice of a meeting of the Council of Governors

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Notice is hereby given to all members of the Council of Governors of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust that a meeting of the Council of Governors will be held in the Board Room on Wednesday 19th July 2017 at 1400h to transact the business detailed on the pdf agenda. (3.48 MB)
 
Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the public part of the agenda which commences at 1400h.
 
Questions for the Council of Governors should be received by the Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary no later than 24hrs prior to the meeting by post or e-mail to Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary, Simon Grainger-Lloyd, Trust Headquarters or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dame Yve Buckland
Chairman

Notice of Public Board Meeting on Wednesday 5 July 2017

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The next meeting in public of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust NHS Trust Board will take place on Wednesday 5 July 2017 commencing
at 1200h in the Board Room at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters.
 
Members of the public and press are welcome to attend. The agenda for the public part of the meeting is available on the pdf website (3.88 MB) .
 
Questions for the Board should be received by the Trust Board Administratorno later than 24hrs prior to the meeting by post or e-mail to: Trust Board
Administrator, Mary Higgs at the Management Offices or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dame Yve Buckland
Chairman
Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960
 
Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings
although the Trust Board reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press
and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by
reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other
special reasons, stated in the Resolution

Notice of Public Board Meeting on Wednesday 7 June 2017

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Notice of Public Board Meeting on Wednesday 7 June 2017

The next meeting in public of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust NHS Trust Board will take place on Wednesday 7 June 2017 commencing at 1100h in the Board Room at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters.       

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend. The agenda for the public part of the meeting is available on the website.

Questions for the Board should be received by the Trust Board Administrator no later than 24hrs prior to the meeting by post or e-mail to: Trust Board Administrator, Mary Higgs at the Management Offices or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dame Yve Buckland

Chairman

Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960

Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the Trust Board reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution

We're in the top ten for experience!

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In a survey published today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital has been listed in the top ten Foundations Trusts in the country for positive patient experience.

This is fantastic news and confirms what so many of our patients tell us every day.

The survey looked at the experiences of 77,850 people who received care at an NHS hospital in July 2016.

Our Trust was rated 8.9 out of 10. The rating takes into account the number of respondents as well as the scores for all other trusts. This is then used calculate whether a trust is performing better or worse than the majority of others.

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital scored highly for patient experience which is a really important measure. Twenty questions in the 2016 Adult Inpatient Survey contribute to Overall Patient Experience Scores, as outlined by NHS England, and which cover five domains of patient experience:

  • Access and waiting
  • Safe, high quality, co-ordinated care
  • Better information, more choice
  • Building closer relationships
  • Clean, friendly, comfortable place to be

The Adult Inpatient Survey is the longest running survey in the CQC’s NHS Patient Survey Programme (NPSP). Overall this year, the CQC survey found that patients’ experience of hospital care is holding up despite rising concerns in some areas.

Click here to read more about the findings of this survey

Sharing is caring

Sharing your experience when you visit is really important. We listen to everything you tell us and use it to improve how we provide care. If you’re a patient at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, fill in a form or leave a review and tell us what you think.

Notice of a meeting of the Council of Governors - Wednesday 15 March 2017

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Date: Friday 12 May 2017

Notice of a meeting of the Council of Governors

Notice is hereby given to all members of the Council of Governors of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust that a meeting of the Council of Governors will be held in the Board Room on Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 1400h to transact the business detailed on the attached agenda.

Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the public part of the agenda which commences at 1445h.

Questions for the Council of Governors should be received by the Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary no later than 24hrs prior to the meeting by post or e-mail to Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary, Simon Grainger-Lloyd, Trust Headquarters or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dame Yve Buckland

Chairman

Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960

Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the Council of Governors reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution.

Celebrate 200 Years At Our Summer Fete!

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The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is 200 years old this year!
 
On Saturday 8 July we're having a summer fete to celebrate our bicentenary. We'd love for you to come and join in the fun!
It should be a fun day with lots to see and do including games, crafts, stalls, face painting, a bouncy castle, a tombola, and a heritage exhibition. 

To find out more about the event, click here

 
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Notice of a meeting of the Council of Governors Wednesday 15 March 2017

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Date: Friday 10 March 2017

Notice of a meeting of the Council of Governors

Notice is hereby given to all members of the Council of Governors of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust that a meeting of the Council of Governors will be held in the Board Room on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 1400h to transact the business detailed on the attached agenda.

Members of the press and public are welcome to attend the public part of the agenda which commences at 1415h.

Questions for the Council of Governors should be received by the Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary no later than 24hrs prior to the meeting by post or e-mail to Associate Director of Governance & Company Secretary, Simon Grainger-Lloyd, Trust Headquarters or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dame Yve Buckland

Chairman

Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960

Members of the Public and Press are entitled to attend these meetings although the Council of Governors reserves the right to exclude, by Resolution, the Press and Public wherever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted or for other special reasons, stated in the Resolution.