The hospital has a national and international reputation for orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine, including research into disorders of bone, joints and muscles. Services and research activities include spinal injuries, rheumatology, sports injuries, stem cell therapy, metabolic disorders and orthotics.
The Trust prides itself in achieving orthopaedic excellence and maintains a significant contribution to training orthopaedic surgeons. The hospital trains 10% of all orthopaedic surgeons within the UK through the post graduate training scheme. The Trust also contributes to the training of Pre Registration Healthcare professionals by providing clinical placements for nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, operating department practitioners, orthotic and radiography students.
Our purpose is to provide a high quality service to patients in an environment that fosters excellence in teaching and research in order to improve healthcare. The Trust has an excellent reputation with patients and professionals for care and clinical excellence. There are some key strengths which attract both patients and staff to the hospital:
- Low level of infection rates
- The incidence of MRSA remains extremely low at the hospital. Special precautions are taken to prevent the spread of the bacteria. Many patients comment upon the cleanliness of the hospital.
- Special facilities – whilst the hospital was founded over 100 years ago the facilities include highly specialised theatres which enable surgery to be undertaken in an ultra clean environment.
- High degree of patient satisfaction
- Low cancellation rates
- An international reputation for training
- A strong research and development base
- Low staff turnover
- In house cleaning and catering staff
- The hospital has a network of employees and volunteers committed to putting patients first.