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 is a National Health Service hospital situated in Northfield, Birmingham, England, currently under the leadership of chair Dame Yve Buckland and acting chief executive Paul Athey. It 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 trust expects a deficit for 2014-15 of £200,000 and in 2015/6 a £2m deficit target relies on delivering "challenging" savings of £2.8m.[6]

It 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.[7]

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".[8]

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  1. ^ "Royal Orthopaedic Hospital". NHS. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  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. 2011-05-03.
  6. ^ "Specialist West Midlands trust plans for 'unprecedented' deficit". Health Service Journal. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  7. ^ "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Troubled specialist trust to lose paediatric surgery service". Health Service Journal. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.

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