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Our trauma service deals with patients with injuries such as broken wrists, ankles, legs and arms following falls or sporting accidents.
We provide round the clock trauma care and when you come into hospital you will be admitted under the care of the consultant on duty that day.
Some patients require emergency surgery and they will be admitted to hospital for urgent care. Other patients may be given some initial treatment to their injury but will then be asked to return home until the date of their surgery.
When you are admitted to hospital for trauma surgery, you will be admitted to either Ward 25 or Ward 28 at York Hospital, and Holly Ward at Scarborough Hospital.
Our Trauma Co-ordinators are based at York and Scarborough hospitals. They plan your surgery, making sure that everything is in place for it to go smoothly and successfully. They offer advice, support, and information to patients, relatives and carers.
Trauma Surgery Rehabilitation
For a small number of patients who have substantial trauma surgery, as part of their recovery they are required not to stand or put any weight on their legs. This can lead to a long period in hospital being given specialist treatment and physiotherapy.
At York some patients are transferred to beds in community rehabilitation units that are more suited to the needs of long stay patients.
In Scarborough patients who require a longer stay are transferred to a rehabilitation ward at Bridlington Hospital.