Trauma and Orthopaedics

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The Trauma and Orthopaedics department specialises in:

  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Foot and ankle
  • Hands
  • Spinal surgery
  • Paediatric orthopaedics

The Great Western Hospital is a designated Trauma Unit within the new regional Trauma Networks.

We work with two Trauma Networks (Severn and Thames Valley), and our Major Trauma Centres are North Bristol NHS Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic

Physiotherapists are available at every fracture clinic. 

Some of the clinics are run by Extended Scope Physiotherapists and nurse specialists.


Great Western Hospital - ground floor (please see Floor plans).

Being referred to us

You will be referred to us:

  • By the Emergency Department if you have had a traumatic injury and require follow-up or further treatment, or
  • By your GP or another health care professional for investigation, advice or treatment for an orthopaedic condition.

We also treat hospital inpatients who need a cast or a splint.

Opening times

Day Times
Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays Closed

Fracture clinics are held each weekday morning.

The majority of orthopaedic clinics are held in the afternoon.

Further information/contact

General enquiries about injuries may be answered by consulting the Virtual Fracture Clinic.

Enquiries and outpatient appointments

Tel: 01793 604914 or 01793 604915


For queries about your admission to hospital for a procedure, please see Admissions.

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