Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre is closed on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February due to staffing but will reopen as normal on Monday 6th February at 8am.

Trauma and Orthopaedics

Our Trauma and Orthopaedics departments look after patients with injuries and conditions that affect the bones and joints, as well as soft tissues of hips, knees, shoulder and hands.

About the service

Our Trauma and Orthopaedics departments look after patients with injuries and conditions that affect the bones and joints, as well as soft tissues of hips, knees, shoulder and hands.

Services we offer

Emergency Surgery

Our emergency surgery is mostly broken bones, and tends to come from A&E.  Ward 14 is our trauma ward which houses the Acute Hip Unit for patients with a fractured neck of femur (broken hip) and all other emergency Orthopaedic trauma patients. All our elective operations, both in-patient and day surgery are performed in our fantastic Peter Smith Surgery Centre. 

Elective Surgery (Day and Inpatient)

Our elective surgeries, are generally planned in advance, and constitutes most things that aren’t an emergency as per above. All our elective operations, both in patient and day surgery are performed in our fantastic Peter Smith Surgery Centre.

Elective Surgery (day and inpatient) are generally planned in advance, and constitutes most things that aren’t an emergency as per above. All our elective operations, both in patient and day surgery are performed in our fantastic Peter Smith Surgery Centre. This type of surgery usually involves operations on the bones, joints and soft tissues of hips, knees, shoulder and hands.

Outpatient clinics

As well as our existing clinics held at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, we also provide Orthopaedic outpatient services at three other facilities in order to offer choice and convenience for our patients. These clinics are held at Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre and in the Washington Primary Care Centre. We also work very closely with Physiotherapy, Orthotics and the Plaster Room whose services are integral in the delivery of Orthopaedic treatment.

How to contact the service

Ward 14a 0191 445 2013