Some planned surgery to resume at RJAH

Release Date: 05/06/2020

Some planned surgery to resume at RJAH

We are delighted to be able to confirm that some planned surgery is set to resume at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital from Tuesday next week (9 June).
 
This is being done in line with national guidelines, with patients being prioritised based on clinical need.
 
It represents the first significant step towards restoring our routine services since all non-emergency elective work was suspended in late March.
 
As part of the regional response to the covid-19 pandemic, the Trust took on orthopaedic trauma work for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and for North Wales. That work will continue in the short term, alongside the planned surgery which is now re-commencing.
 
In making plans for this change, the safety of our patients and staff has been paramount. We will:

  • Swab patients for covid-19 72hrs before surgery - patients scheduled for elective surgery will be required to come to a drive-through swabbing site run by our Pre-Operative Assessment Team. This service will begin tomorrow (Saturday 6 June) for the first patients who are scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. It will be by appointment only and will ONLY be for patients booked in for surgery.
  • Separate patient groups - patients coming in for elective work will be admitted directly to Kenyon Ward, while patients attending for trauma surgery will be admitted via our Baschurch Unit.
We are also continuing to work closely with our partners across the local health system on how we can began to expand our elective work further, again being guided by clinical need.
 
We will be contacting everyone affected as soon as possible about future treatment arrangements, so you do not need to contact us about your surgery.
 
If your symptoms related to your condition become worse, contact the consultant whose care you are under. Alternatively contact your GP for advice.
 
For any further enquiries, please contact the PALS Department on 01691 404606.



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