The Trauma and Orthopaedic Team provide a comprehensive service dealing with all acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems. We provide daily Fracture and Elective outpatient clinics in our recently, purpose built Orthopaedic Hub based on Dunstable Road. Many of our clinics our supported by Extended Scope Practitioners and Therapists who can offer on the spot advice and guidance.
We also provide major and minor orthopaedic surgery and have two orthopaedic theatres and one dedicated trauma theatre that run seven days a week. Our consultant-led service is renowned for its innovative approach and pioneering surgery. We have very competitive waiting to treatment times for our patients. Example wait times from March 2017 include Lower Limb (incl. foot) – 14 weeks; Upper Limb (incl. hand) – 15 weeks; Spinal – 19 weeks and Paediatric – 20 weeks.
Each year the team carry out over 5,000 orthopaedic surgical procedures for patients from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and beyond. As well as using keyhole surgery we deploy the latest computer-navigation techniques to ensure minimum trauma and maximum safety for our patients. When listed for surgery our lower limb patients will also be enrolled in our Enhanced Recovery Programme. This service offers extensive pre and post-operative advice and support to ensure that our patients have a reduced length of stay, reduced rate of infection and overall improved clinical outcome.
Referral accepted via E-RS.
Clinic Type: Adult
|Monday AM||Fracture Clinic||Paeds||Foot & Ankle with ESP|
|Monday PM||Fracture Clinic||Weekend Fracture Clinic||Upper Limb Clinic (week 1 and 3)|
|Tuesday AM||Fracture Clinic||Upper Limb||Spinal with ESP||Lower Limb
|Foot and Ankle (week 2)|
|Tuesday PM||Fracture Clinic||Upper Limb (Hand and Wrist)||Foot and Ankle||ESWT (extra corporeal shockwave therapy)|
|Wednesday AM||Fracture Clinic||Spinal with ESP||Lower Limb||Lower Limb||Lower Limb|
|Wednesday PM||Fracture Clinic||Upper Limb (hand) with therapist||Spinal with ESP|
|Thursday AM||Fracture Clinic||Lower Limb||Upper Limb||Foot and Ankle|
|Thursday PM||Fracture Clinic||Foot and Ankle (week 1)||Lower Limb
|Friday AM||Fracture Clinic||Lower Limb||Lower Limb||Paeds||Upper Limb|
|Friday PM||Fracture Clinic||Lower Limb||Spinal
Links to tertiary centres:
Addenbrooke’s, Great Ormond Street
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford changes are being made to support services and we would now ask that, from Saturday 6 June 2020, you contact the wards using the direct lines found here.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.