Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - UK



"RNOH is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

We provide a comprehensive and unique range of neuro-musculoskeletal healthcare, ranging from acute spinal injuries to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back sufferers.

RNOH also plays a major role in teaching. Over 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training at the RNOH. Our patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise.

We enhance our clinical effectiveness by working in partnership with University College London and in particular UCL’s Institute of Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Science, based on the Stanmore campus. The IOMS, together with the RNOH, has a long track record of innovative research leading to new devices and treatments for some of the most complex orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions.


The Spinal Cord Injury Centre at the RNOH is one of only 11 in the UK designated to receive and treat spinal cord injured patients. The Centre currently has 24 beds comprising of eight acute beds and 16 rehabilitation beds. However there is the capacity to treat up to 40 patients within the RNOH at any one time.

Patients are admitted predominantly from the south east of England on an urgent referral basis. The aim is to admit all patients as soon as possible following their injury. The centre consists of a team of multi-professional specialists who work towards a patient focused service and rehabilitation is based around patient centred goals.

Children and adolescents with spinal cord injury can be admitted to the RNOH. They are initially managed on the Alan Bray Unit (Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit) and subsequently on the paediatric/adolescent units by the Spinal Injuries Team".

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