Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

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Coordinates: 52°25′16″N 1°57′40″W / 52.421°N 1.961°W / 52.421; -1.961

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, England-2July2006.jpg
From Bristol Road South, photo 2006
Location Bristol Road South,
United Kingdom
Care system NHS
Hospital type Specialist
Emergency department No
Speciality Orthopedic surgery
Founded 1909

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 Royal Orthopaedic Hospital was formed from the union of two hospitals, and opened in 1909 at The Woodlands, Northfield. The building, dating from 1840, was donated to the Birmingham Cripples Union by George Cadbury,[2] who then moved into Northfield Manor House.

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.[3]


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.[4]

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.[5]

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".[6]

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  1. ^ "Royal Orthopaedic Hospital". NHS. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Royal Orthopaedic Hospital". Rossbret Institutions Website. Archived from the original on 5 July 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Outpatients unit opens at Royal Orthopaedic Birmingham". BBC News. 2011-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Specialist West Midlands trust plans for 'unprecedented' deficit". Health Service Journal. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Troubled specialist trust to lose paediatric surgery service". Health Service Journal. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 

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