Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

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Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, England-2July2006.jpg
From Bristol Road South, photo 2006
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is located in West Midlands county
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
Shown in West Midlands
LocationBristol Road South,
United Kingdom
Coordinates52°25′16″N 1°57′40″W / 52.421°N 1.961°W / 52.421; -1.961Coordinates: 52°25′16″N 1°57′40″W / 52.421°N 1.961°W / 52.421; -1.961
Care systemNHS
Hospital typeSpecialist
Emergency departmentNo
SpecialityOrthopedic surgery

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) is a National Health Service specialist orthopaedic hospital situated in Northfield, Birmingham, England. The ROH specialises in bone and joint problems.[1]


The hospital's origins in a new convalescent home established by the Crippled Childrens Union at The Woodlands in Northfield in order to treat children with deformities in 1909.[2] The building, dating from 1840, had been donated to the Crippled Childrens Union by George Cadbury, who then moved into Northfield Manor House later in 1909.[3]

The Crippled Childrens Union merged with the and the Royal Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital to form the Royal Cripples' Hospital at The Woodlands in 1925.[2] After the joining the National Health Service in 1948, the Royal Cripples' Hospital became the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.[4]

A new 8-million-pound out-patient department was opened in May 2011. Its 24 consultation rooms, treatment rooms and other facilities replaced the temporary out-patients buildings that had been used since 1992.[5]


The hospital was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 831 full-time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 4.56%. 84% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 67% recommended it as a place to work.[6]

It decided to stop providing paediatric surgery after the West Midlands Quality Review Service report concluded, "that paediatric inpatient surgery would be better delivered in a hospital setting with access to extensive centralised care facilities at all times".[7]

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  1. ^ "Royal Orthopaedic Hospital". NHS. Retrieved 3 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Royal Orthopaedic Hospital". Rossbret Institutions Website. Archived from the original on 5 July 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Historic Northfield Manor House to be rebuilt after devastating arson attack". Birmingham Mail. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Woodlands, Birmingham". National Archives. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Outpatients unit opens at Royal Orthopaedic Birmingham". BBC News. 3 May 2011.
  6. ^ "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Troubled specialist trust to lose paediatric surgery service". Health Service Journal. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.

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