Todays Date: Thursday 21st August 2014

News & Events

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...

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 will be addressed in...

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...

OrthoNews April 2014 Edition

      OrthoNews April 2014 Edition This month’s edition: -   Hospital receives aid from Help Harry Help Others Charity Physiotherapists  re-unite Celebrate 25th Year Anniversary of ROHBTs Hospital Restaurant hailed a ‘beacon...

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...

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...

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...

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 instead of an amputation...

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...

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 2014. There...

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 it...

Trust that aspires to offer the best care, by the best people in the best hospital is upgrading its Paediatric facilities.

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that it has commenced work on essential refurbishing and improving the current facilities on Ward 11, the paediatric department.   The Trust has worked hard with its partner,...

Arthroplasty Patient Video

We have produced a patient information DVD for patients having a hip or knee replacement. The DVD is full of advice and information for patients on how to prepare yourself and your home as well as  after the operation. To access the video simply click...

Reassurance for our patients – Metal on Metal Hip resurfacing

You may have read news articles over the last few days which again raise concern about the use of metal on metal hip implants. The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham has a specific clinic to provide on-going monitoring for patients with metal-on-metal...

Cold Weather Plan 2013

Public Health England have release their annual plan aimed at protecting health and reducing harm from cold weather. To view the plan click on the image on the left.

Patient Feedback:- Yes, you have five big thank you’s

I THOUGHT AN x Factor introduction was appropriate to capture my experience of treatment at ROH on Monday 9th September. I attended for surgery with Mr Tillman’s team. From the moment I entered the admissions reception ear, to the time I was discharged...

Patient Feedback – 21st July 2013

Dear all, I just wanted to write a short note of appreciation for the care that you gave my mother during her stay with you from 11th July to 15th July 2013. As secretary of the National Dignity Council I hear numerous tales of the things that go wrong...

Patients confirm this is the place for us!

The ROH is delighted to announce the results of its first ever PLACE inspection and we can confidently say patients feel that the hospital is a clean, pleasant environment that fully meets their basic care needs. Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment...

You Rate Us

You rate us!  – Results of the Friends and Family Test   The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is pleased to announce that our patients believe that we are offering a high quality service that they would recommend to others.  Our score for the first quarter...

Heel pain – A new dedicated treatment clinic, including shockwave therapy

  The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is pleased to announce the development of an innovative evidence based treatment pathway for patients suffering from heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and patients suffering from...

Medicines Formulary

The 2013-14 NHS Standard  Contract Service Conditions require the Trust to publish its approved prescribing medicines formulary.  The Formulary is a list of medicines approved by the Joint Formulary Committee of the Trust and reflects all relevant...

Operation Hospital Food

Hospital Menu Gets a Celebrity Makeover The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital food gets the celebrity treatment; James Martin, TV chef, famous for Saturday Kitchen, is on a mission to transform NHS hospital food. James helps the hospital in delivering quality...

Ortho News December 2012 Edition

Ortho News December 2012 Edition Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  Inside 2012 Christmas Edition: Housekeepers get Practitioners Lincences What our patients say about the ROH The positive side of Oncology A foot in the door – Our new improved...

Nursing Times Award Finalists

On the 31st October 2012, over 1000 nursing professionals gathered in London at the most prestigious nursing awards ceremony to hear the winners of the Nursing Times Awards. The ceremony was both “moving and inspirational” to witness, and highlighted...

HSJ Effeciency Award Finalists

  We recently made it to the finals of The HSJ Efficiency Awards for two categories, and are proud to be recognised as finalists for both. The annual awards organized by HSJ (Health Service Journal) are set up to champion innovative efficiency and on...

Ortho News October 2012 Edition

Ortho News October 2012 Edition This months edition: - Opening of our new ROH restaurant Cafe Royale Date for your diary – The ROH annual Christmas Carol Service Find out what more about our Patient & Carer’s Council ROH welcome two new...

CANCELLED ROH Christmas Carol Service 2012

Due to unforseen circumstances the Carol Service will not be taking place this year. The ROH apologise to those who were looking forward to the event but the Trust is already planning for 2013, which no doubt will be as enjoyable and entertaining as...

ROH Annual General Meeting

  For more information about this event please email communications.roh@nhs.net

Metal-on-Metal Hip Patients – Review Update

Earlier this year concern was raised about potential issues with metal on metal hip implants. ROH took a proactive and comprehensive approach and tried to contact all patients who might have been affected adversely following use of such an implant. We...

Europe’s new innovative solution for Scoliosis

The Spinal Deformity Service, at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, is the first unit in the world to perform a surgical procedure using a newly completed and innovative system to correct and maintain spinal deformities, associated with life-threatening...

Ortho News August 2012 Edition

Ortho News August 2012 Edition This months edition: - Introducing The Birmingham Musculoskeletal Service Olympic Torch visits the ROH Retirements! Who’s your NHS Hero? Click on the title above to dowload your copy.

Public Board Meetings

ROH Board Meetings are now open to the public If you have a particular interest in the discussions and decisions made at the ROH we would like to take this opportunity to invite members of the public to join us at our Public Board Meetings. Next Public Board...

Size Matters for Sarcomas

In partnership with Sarcoma UK we are campaigning to raise awareness for Sacoma Cancers.? ?www.sarcoma.org.uk/GP-Awareness-Campaign   Mr Rob Grimer tells us why it’s important to get lumps and bumps investigated www.youtube.com/user/ROHBirmingham?feature=watch

Ortho News June 2012

Ortho News JUNE Edition 2012 This month…..   Project Playroom receive a bumper donation from Sainsbury’s   Sarcoma UK launch Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week   Find out how Paul (ROH ex patient) makes up for lost time   ROH unveils new...

Join us as a Governor

  Notice of Election For the Members’ Council 2012 of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust     The Trust gives notice that it will hold elections to the Members’ council of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Elections...

Ortho News May Edition 2012

 Ortho News May Edition 2012 This month find out how the ROH has been stepping into the digital era – The IT Crowd reveal all. Find out how much was raised at the ROH Charity Ball for The Bone Cancer Trust…. Can you find all the bones in...

Ortho News April Edition 2012

Ortho News – Special Celebratory Edition 2012 in this months newsletter…..   Celebrating 1 year Anniversary of our New Outpatient Department St Georges Day treats We have one of Britians Top Surgeons Find out how our volunteers give our...

Catch up with Rhiannon

Birmingham Mail caught up with Rhiannon who featured on ITV Central earlier in the year for having ground breaking spinal surgery. Click here to read the full article.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

The ROH is pleased to be working so closely with Bournville College, to provide real opportunities and valuable experience for young people in Birmingham. Click here to read our case study on the? Bournville College website.

ROH on ITV Central Tonight

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to become the first, in the West Midlands, to use a ground breaking new technology for spinal deformity. Watch ITV news Central Tonight online – follow the link below to find out more. http://www.itv.com/central-west/spinal-surgery80754/  

Ortho News March Edition

Ortho News March 2012 The ROH welcomes new CEO Donal O’ Donoghue also in this edition….. The success of the Staff Award Ceremony Learning & Development Roadshow Privacy & Dignity Awareness Day We’re saying farewell to The...

Metal on Metal Hip Joint Replacement

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Statement regarding Metal on Metal Hip Joint Replacement   Metal on Metal Hips General statement Following recent press coverage about metal on metal hip implants, the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital wishes to inform patients that...

Ortho News February 2012 Edition

Ortho News February 2012 Special Valentine’s Day edition Meet the staff that look after the staff – Our Human Resources Department - Simulated Patient Programme - Everything you need to know about Sweetcorn! - and much more…….   Click...

NEWSFLASH: DePuy ASR Hip System

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Statement regarding DePuy ASR Hip System   Patients may be aware that there has been recent extensive press and radio coverage of the problems experienced by some patients who have undergone metal-on-metal hip resurfacing...

Bone Cancer Trust Charity Ball

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust proudly hosts….  

Ortho News New Year Edition 2012

Ortho News New Year Edition – January 2012 Inside Christmas Carol Service White Lycra Man Meet Welephant New Years Resolutions and more….. (Please clink on the title above)

Farewell

I wanted to take this opportunity in what is my last blog to say thank you to all staff across the Trust.  I have now done a monthly Trust Induction for new staff for nearly six years and as part of that induction I always say how friendly and welcoming...

Ortho News Christmas 2011 Edition

Ortho News December 2011 Click on the title above to view the December issue. This month….. Saying farewell to Penny Peter Evans tells us whats it’s like to be a student of Medicine Celebrating Success Do you work with someone who...

A Golden Achievement

As some colleagues may know, Janet Campbell and myself attended the Green Apple Awards at the House of Commons on Monday 14 November 2011 to find out the level of award we had won.  These awards are for organisations who have gone the extra mile in relation...

Staying Green

I thought it would be helpful to give everyone an update with some of our carbon reduction efforts, particularly as we are soon to hear what level of award we have won at the Green Apple Awards on the 14 November! Firstly, a big thank you for everyone’s...

Ortho News First Edition

Ortho News_1_Nov 2011 in his months edition…. New MRI Opens Mad Hatters’ Mad Hat Tea Party! What’s ‘PMO’? Food for Thought – Wonderful Cress! ROH Christmas Carol Service – Date for your diary  Click...

Changing Lives

It is always terrific when we receive compliments and I have had a lovely letter this week from one of Mr Moholkar’s patients. The patient really wants to thank all the staff; nurses, carers, support teams and everyone involved in his care! He says. “My...

Christmas Carol Service

  You are cordially invited to our annual Christmas Carol Service     Venue: St Laurence Church, 173 Church Road, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2LX Date: Wednesday 14th December 2011 Time: 6.00 pm – onwards   Followed by mince pies and light refreshments ———– For...

ROH CEO becomes ‘first choice’ as Chief Executive for Worcester Acute Hospitals

For almost 6 years ROH has been led by CEO Penny Venables. She has worked with the team to deliver foundation trust status, top ratings for quality and finance and an ambitious strategy that settles only for the trust being the very best for patients.   Laurence...

ROH Private Ward

As you know I do encourage everyone to tell me what’s going on around the Hospital and also if any particular rumours are rife. Just returning from holiday I understand there is a rumour going round at the current time suggesting Ward 10 is going to...

Emails

You may have seen some of the emails going round recently about the fact that we are removing webmail access as of the end of this month (31st August).  We have had to take this decision as it is a significant Information Governance issue as these accounts...

Green Apple Award

I was delighted to hear last week that we have won an award that recognises the work we are trying to do around carbon reduction and the environment. We sent in an application for a green apple award which are awards hosted by the Green Organisation who...

Well Done

As some colleagues may have seen from Core Brief we have now received the Care Quality Commission (CQC) final report following the inspection on Dignity and Nutrition which was carried out on May 25th 2011. The report indicates that we are meeting both...

Donating Made Easy Peasy!

Making a donation couldn’t be easier.   You can now make a donation of £5 to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Funds by following these simple steps Text ROH31      £5 Send to 70070 press send and your phone will be credited/...

k for Play

walk, run, toddle, crawl, hop or skip 1k for Play!   Project Playroom (Ward 11) have organised a sponsored walk around Kings Heath Park on Sunday 4th September 2011. Project Playroom was set up to raise funds to build a modern play area for children...

New Dining Room/ Restaurant

Thank you to everyone who came to the staff sessions, I hope you found them helpful and as always it’s great for me to get the feedback from you personally about what is going on around the Trust. Some of you will have heard me say in the recent staff...

Compliance with the new Bribery Act

I would also like to talk a little bit in this blog about the new Bribery Act which comes into force on 1 July 2011.  We are working with our Counter Fraud colleagues to provide some training for staff because the new Act does bring in some additional...

Giving feedback to staff

 I am acutely aware of how difficult it is to get feedback to staff right.  We have tried to change what we have done in the past and adopt new methods to make sure that everyone does know what’s going on, and get feedback out on how we are trying...

New Outpatients Department Opens

  We now have a brand new and fully operational building on site for our Outpatients Department. This will now be the new main entrance for the hospital which will be accessed from gate C on the Bristol Road South. The latest building adds to the impressive...