Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
|The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|Location||Oswestry, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Emergency department||No Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in the United Kingdom|
|Other links||Agnes Hunt|
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) in Oswestry, Shropshire, England is a specialist orthopaedic hospital which provides elective orthopaedic surgery. A specialist hospital with a reputation for innovation, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of musculoskeletal (bone, joint and tissue) surgical, medical and rehabilitation services; locally, regionally and nationally.
The organisation is a single site hospital based in Oswestry, Shropshire, close to the border with Wales. As such, the Trust serves the people of both England and Wales, as well as acting as a national healthcare provider. It also hosts some local services which support the communities in and around Oswestry.[clarification needed]
The hospital has nine inpatient wards, including a private patient ward, ten operating theatres, as well as extensive outpatient and diagnostic facilities. Outreach clinics are held in neighbouring healthcare facilities to ensure that specialist services are provided as close to people’s homes as possible.
The Orthopaedic hospital has been in existence as an independent hospital since 1900 and has occupied its present site since 1921. It was taken into the NHS in 1948 and achieved NHS Trust status in 1994. The hospital was awarded NHS Foundation Trust status in August 2011.
It is a pioneer of seven day working. Weekend work began with surgeons carrying out waiting list initiatives to deal with the problem of access times for the NHS. Researchers at the Dr Foster Intelligence Unit at Imperial College London looked at more than 4 million elective procedures across the UK in 2008-11. They found that the risk of death was 44 per cent higher if the patient was operated on a Friday and 82 per cent higher if operated on over the weekend. The Trust carries out about 10,000 procedures a year and in 2000-12 recorded 33 deaths after elective orthopaedic procedures. They found there was a lower mortality risk on Friday and on Saturday; at 0.008 per cent for Friday and 0.014 per cent on Saturday, with an average mortality rate for the trust at 0.023 per cent.
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- OsCell is a dedicated website to The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital for the medical and science teams to provide information available for patients and current work
- Orthopeadic Institute is a charity that helps The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital in Oswestry and also runs medical courses and books for doctors
- Professor James Richardson is the current Professor at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital in Oswestry