York Hospital Orthopaedics
At York Hospital, planned orthopaedic care is based on Ward 29 and trauma care on ward 28 and Ward 25. If you are having a day surgery procedure, you will either stay on the Day Unit, or stay overnight on the Extended Stay Area.
We also have a large orthopaedic outpatient clinic which is held next to the Emergency Department.
Day Unit and Extended Stay Area
Many of our planned minor procedures are done on a day case basis and you won’t need to stay in hospital overnight. Sometimes, it may be necessary for your stay in hospital a little longer so that we can monitor your recovery and you will stay on the Extended Stay Area ward next to the Day Unit. When you are booked for surgery, the waiting list department will let you know where you will be staying after your surgery.
If you are having major surgery, this is the ward that you attend in the morning before your planned surgery. You will get ready for your surgery here. The orthopaedic surgeon and the anaesthetist will also see you here before your surgery. You will go to the operating theatre for your surgery from this ward.
This is the orthopaedic ward for planned major orthopaedic surgery, and you will return here after your operation. Only orthopaedic surgical patients who have been tested and cleared for MRSA infection can stay on the ward. The ward is staffed with doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and pharmacists who are all specialists in planned orthopaedic care and who work to get you mobilised and safely home as quickly as possible.
This is our ward for trauma surgery following an accident or fall. Our ward staff are trained to assist patients who may be unable to fully mobilise after injury.
Older patients who have fallen and fractured their hip or leg bones stay on Ward 25. They are admitted under the care of a Consultant in Elderly medicine, however, the surgery to repair their hip fracture is done by an orthopaedic surgeon.
Our outpatient department is located next to the Emergency Department at the front of the hospital and you access the clinic through the ED entrance.
Many of our outpatient clinics and fracture clinics take place here and the waiting area is often busy. Wheelchairs are available to use in our multi-storey car park and you can also arrange to be dropped off outside the clinic.