Orthopaedics at Leicester General Hospital
This service provides waiting list elective care for orthopaedic patients, as well as a sports and exercise medicine department.
Wards 14 & 16 are inpatient wards with a quicker turnover of patients, whilst Ward 18 is a theatre arrivals and day cases area.
There is a pre-assessment clinic that sees and assessess the patients before their admission. The type of patients treated by elective orthopaedics are those undergoing upper or lower limb surgery, examples being hip & knee replacements, feet, ankle, hand or shoulder surgery as well as some spinal surgery.
The sports and exercise medicine department has its own minor treatment room & several clinic rooms. It is run as an outpatient service.
The areas work closely together and staff cross over between areas if necessary giving a very varied working environment and experience.