Trauma and Orthopaedics
Torquay TQ2 7AA
Orthopaedic Appointments: 01803 656300
Admissions: 01803 655591/ 654844
Fracture Clinic: 01803 655136
Outreach Team: 01803 654718
Utilising a multi-disciplinary approach for both Trauma & Orthopaedics, we provide a dedicated service for both planned and emergency treatment.
GP referrals* are reviewed by a Consultant and prioritised on the basis of information supplied by the GP as either “urgent” or “routine”.
A back pain management programme has also been established.
*An assessment service for hip and knee joint replacements is being run in liaison with the Primary Care Trusts, to avoid waits for appointments.
Availability of services
The Trauma and Orthopaedic Service provided by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust includes:
- A 24-hour, all year round trauma service providing emergency care for all patients requiring emergency orthopaedic surgical intervention (Complex neurological cases are transferred to appropriate specialist centres).
- Outpatient services at Torbay Hospital and two peripheral hospitals.
- Planned orthopaedic surgery at Torbay Hospital.
- 24-hour A&E service for patients needing urgent orthopaedic treatment or emergency advice at Torbay Hospital.
- An Orthogeriatric liaison team.
Specialist Support ServicesThe following support services are provided as appropriate, to facilitate investigations, diagnosis, treatment and general care:
- Haematology, Pathology, Histopathology
- Occupational Therapy
- Orthotics – accessed by Consultant referral only
- And liaison with Social Services
Trauma Wards: Ainslie
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust provides an orthopaedic trauma service for residents and visitors to South Devon. Cover is provided at all times at SHO registrar and consultant level.
Consultant led Fracture Clinics Clinics are held at Torbay Hospital each weekday morning and trauma-operating lists scheduled Monday to Saturday, plus out-of-hours emergency cases. Scheduled operating lists are also held on most Bank Holidays.
Following referral by a GP, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust provides all orthopaedic outpatient appointments to residents of South Devon, including pre and postoperative care. Up to 30 orthopaedic clinics take place each week, at Torbay, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth Hospital’s.
Among our consultants’ special interests are:
- arthroscopic knee surgery
- limb reconstruction
- sports injuries
- shoulder, elbow surgery
- anterior cruciate ligament repair
- foot, ankle surgery
- hand, wrist surgery
- spinal surgery
Elective Ward: Ella Rowcroft
All routine procedures are carried out at Torbay Hospital, including hip and knee replacements, some revisions and spinal procedures, shoulder and elbow surgery. Specialised procedures are referred to appropriate tertiary treatment centres.
Hip and knee replacement
Our hip and knee replacement programme has been designed to help you prepare for surgery, recover more quickly and help you get back to normal life and activities as soon as possible. Alongside surgery, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, it encompasses programmes such as our Joint School and a series of videos that are provided to guide you through your treatment and reduce your anxiety.
Alongside shoulder surgery, we have created the Torbay Shoulder Exercise Programme. Through a series of videos, we will help you to regain shoulder function after injury or an operation. View our shoulder exercise videos.
|Mr Mark Ashworth||Hip & Knee||01803 654969|
|Mr Tom Ball||Foot & Ankle||01803 654836|
|Mr Paul Birdsall||Hand & Wrist||01803 654835|
|Mr Steve Blake||Hip & Knee||01803 654905|
|Ms Veronica Conboy||Shoulder & Elbow||01803 654841|
|Mr Peter Cox||Paediatric||01392 403564|
|Mr James Davis||Foot & Ankle||01803 655524|
|Mr Richard Hawken||Shoulder & Elbow||01803 654836|
|Mr Gordon Higgins||Hip & Knee||01803 654969|
|Mr Mike Hockings||Hip & Knee||01803 654851|
|Mr David Isaac||Hip & Knee||01803 654905|
|Mr Mike Kent||Hip & Knee||01803 654793|
|Mr Rob Lofthouse||Hip & Knee||01803 656196|
|Mr Shahid Punwar||Hip & Knee||01803 654841/654835|
|Mr Raju Ramesh||Shoulder & Elbow||01803 656196|
|Mr Guy Wansbrough||Foot & Ankle||01803 654849|