Category Archives: News

Champion paralympian ‘on the ball’ at Birmingham’s Royal Orthopaedic Hospital for Sarcoma UK.

    Gold medal-winning paralympian Richard Whitehead teamed up with Sarcoma UK at Birmingham’s Royal Orthopaedic Hospital to launch Sarcoma Awareness Week.             TV crews from ITV Central and BBC Midland Today were on hand … Continue reading

Speak Out Safely Pledge

   This trust supports the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign. This means we want every member of our staff to feel able to raise concerns about wrongdoing or poor practice when they see it and confident that their concerns … Continue reading

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital appoints its first female Chair.

Birmingham’s prestigious Royal Orthopaedic Hospital has appointed its first-ever female Chair. Dame Yve Buckland takes over the role joining Jo Chambers who was appointed the hospital’s new Chief Executive in December.   It means five out of seven of Birmingham’s … Continue reading

Gladstone Small unveils new Oncology Waiting Room

  Former England and Warwickshire cricketer, Gladstone Small, one of the patrons of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Bone Tumour Service (R.O.H.B.TS) charity, has joined young cancer patients to open a new sitting room where they and their families can relax … Continue reading

Birmingham Hospital better than many others and improving, according to new patient survey.

Birmingham’s Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is improving and better than many others in the country, according to the latest patients’ survey.   In the Care Quality Commission’s 2013 survey of adult inpatients, the trust performed better than most and among the … Continue reading

Early Results of Investigational Implant Device Clinical Study to Help Amputees

There is new hope for some amputees, thanks to a clinical study being headed by a Birmingham Professor.    The ongoing UK clinical study involves a new metal implant, called ITAP (Intraosseous Transcutaneous Amputation Prosthesis), which is fixed into the … Continue reading

Pioneering bone cancer patient back in the news as he breaks his ‘bionic’ leg.

ITV Central news cameras have been back in the hospital to film the youngest ever bone cancer patient to have a femur replacement – 20 years on.   Ryan Lambert-Tuthill was just two when he was offered the prosthetic joint … Continue reading

Birmingham Hospital hailed a ‘beacon of best practice’ by TV chef

Patient satisfaction with hospital meals up by almost 50 per cent. A Birmingham hospital given a ‘James Martin’ makeover has reported a 50 per cent increase in patient satisfaction with meals, and glowing praise from the TV chef.   Birmingham’s … Continue reading

Children Services Relocation Information for Families, Children and carers

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that it has commenced an extensive refurbishment of our Paediatric Ward 11.  These works will commence in January 2014 and are likely to be completed during the early summer … Continue reading

Francis Report – the Trust’s response, December 2013

The Francis report challenges the whole NHS system to re-focus on the needs of patients and show compassion within clinical healthcare. It encourages staff to challenge each other and their organisation if they feel that things are going wrong and … Continue reading