Trafford Hospital has seven operating theatres, which provide
the surgical services for both elective and emergency operations.
The operating theatre department provides an emergency service 24
hours a day throughout the year. There are dedicated staff on duty
24 hours day.
Three of these theatres are dedicated orthopaedic theatres with
laminar flow - necessary for joint replacement procedures.
One theatre is dedicated to day case procedures and is a
stand-alone theatre with its own ward. Most minor procedures are
undertaken in this theatre providing a high turn-over of
The theatres are equipped with all the necessary equipment to
undertake laparoscopic and orthopaedic procedures including high
definition scopes, cameras and screens as well as operating tables
for trauma and shoulder surgery.
The department is also equipped with high weight bearing
operating tables for bariatric surgery.
The surgical services undertaken at Trafford are:
- General surgery - including laparoscopic colo-rectal
- Urology (day cases)
- Oral Surgery
- Chronic pain
The decontamination services are provided by Synergy located off
site at Wythenshawe.
We provide an emergency anaesthetic practitioner who supports
the anaesthetists and responds to emergency calls including cardiac
arrests and resuscitation in the A & E department.
In addition to the seven theatres above, there are three other
theatres in a new self-contained modern facility. These will form
the new Elective Orthopaedic Centre - a new project initiated for
the benefit of the residents of not only Trafford, but Manchester
as a whole.
Patients are referred to Trafford by local GPs via the NHS Choose and Book system.
The operating theatres are located at Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Urmston J41 5SL.
The department is open 8:00am – 9:00pm daily and provides a 24 hour emergency/trauma service via on-call staff.
0161 746 2936
The Service Manager for Surgery is responsible for the
department which is managed by a Theatre Manager, Decontamination
Manager and 75 other staff including Nurses, Operating Department
Practitioners and Theatre Support Workers.