Orthopaedic centre first step towards new-look Trafford General
Trafford General's new orthopaedic centre opened this Monday and
is the first major step in a series of changes that will take place
over the next two weeks.
Manchester Elective Orthopaedic Centre, as it is now known,
brings together specialist orthopaedic expertise from both Trafford
General and Manchester Royal Infirmary. All major planned
orthopaedic procedures that require an inpatient stay, as well as
day cases, for patients from Trafford and Manchester will be
carried out in modern purpose-built facilities at Trafford
These procedures include joint replacements such as hips,
elbows, knees, and shoulders. More than 5,500 procedures are
expected to be carried out in the first year. Outpatient,
rehabilitation and follow-up care will be provided at either
Trafford General or the MRI, at the hospital closer to the
patient's home. Dedicated orthopaedic theatre lists will mean
that the possibility of cancelled operations is reduced.
"Manchester Elective Orthopaedic Centre is a really exciting
development for Trafford General Hospital," said Mobeen
Ismail, Clinical Director of Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgeon at
Trafford General Hospital.
"Our aim is to develop a world class orthopaedic service at
Trafford General and a centre of excellence for patient care,
research and training. We will provide high quality,
innovative clinical care and the best possible clinical outcomes
for our patients. Working together in one centre will make
the most effective use of our clinical expertise."
This week, non-orthopaedic inpatient surgery, including trauma
admissions, will transfer from Trafford General to Manchester Royal
Infirmary or Saint Mary's. A wide range of day surgery will
continue to be provided at Trafford General for adults and children
including ear, nose and throat, general surgery and urology.
For more information on the new range of services that Trafford
General will provide from the end of November, go to www.cmft.nhs.uk/tghischanging.