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.

What to expect

When you arrive at the clinic, please register at the front desk. You may then be sent for x-ray or to the plaster room, treatment room or a clinic waiting area.

Information around the department will direct you to the right area and staff are on hand to assist where necessary.

Plaster Room

The plaster room provides casts and splints for patients attending the clinics, as well as providing a specialist casting service for the whole hospital. You can contact the Plaster Room on 01793 604568.

Treatment Room

All wound care is carried out in the treatment room and the Nurse Led Clinics are held in this room. You can contact the Treatment Room on 01793 604569.

Location

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

Being referred to us

You will be referred to us:

  • By the Emergency Department or Urgent Treatment Centre 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

Admissions

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