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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.