Theatres and Anaesthesia

The Theatre Suite comprises of ten operating theatres, one of which is Day Surgery. There are four main operating theatres which are constructed in a manner unique in Britain at present.

The four operating enclosures are suspended from the ceiling of a large ‘barn’ area within which there is free movement of theatre staff. The working environment for Anaesthetic staff is one of co-operation and company with colleagues instead of the isolating format of normal modular theatres. The benefits of being able to discuss clinical matters as they arise cannot be over estimated.

At the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Anaesthetic Department has developed particular expertise in the management of those problems associated with Specialist Orthopaedic Surgery. As with all specialist units, the rare and esoteric are part of a normal week and provide good medical interest within the one main surgical speciality.

Two new theatres adjoining the existing complex, were opened in January 2000, and a Modular Theatre operational from November 2004 alongside a five bedded High Dependency Unit (HDU). There is also a self-contained Short Stay Surgery Unit.

The Menzies Short Stay Surgery Unit caters for Orthopaedic day patients as well as sports injuries, children’s community dental work, plastic surgery, spinal injuries, urology and general surgery.

We also offer a Chronic Pain Management Service which takes referrals from General Practitioners as well as tertiary referrals for treatment of pain relating to musculo-skeletal disorders and spinal injury.

Theatre Department Mission Statement:

The Theatre Department staff will ensure that all patients are treated with dignity and respect in a safe, informed, professional environment. 

All our patients will receive individual evidence based care of a high standard
in an efficient and timely manner. 

We believe in the multi-disciplinary team approach.